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US ambassador offers increased help fighting human trafficking in meeting with Sar Kheng

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reiterated to the US ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy that Cambodia was committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, pointing to the complex nature of the crime today due to technology as one barrier to effective enforcement.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-ambassador-offers-increased-help-fighting-human-trafficking-meeting-sar-kheng

Sar Kheng, Pellet discuss anti-trafficking initiative

Cambodia and France are in talks to establish a formal initiative for security cooperation with the goal of combating human trafficking as its priority amid an upsurge in the crime. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-pellet-discuss-anti-trafficking-initiative

Interior, Labour ministries call for cooperation in the fight against human trafficking

The Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a joint press statement calling on all relevant ministries and institutions to cooperate in the fight against human trafficking and to effectively implement foreign labour inspection work. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-labour-ministries-call-cooperation-fight-against-human-trafficking

Amid ongoing scam raids, Sihanoukville residents recall insecurity

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday acknowledged foreign workers had been lured and trafficked to Cambodia amid ongoing police raids against criminal scam operations that have now reached Siem Reap. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/amid-ongoing-scam-raids-sihanoukville-residents-recall-insecurity/

Dong Thap cooperates with Cambodian locality to fight human trafficking

Fighting human trafficking is one of the fields of cooperation in an agreement signed between the Women’s Union of the southern province of Dong Thap and the Cambodian Women for Peace & Development Association of Prey Veng province yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501158483/dong-thap-cooperates-with-cambodian-locality-to-fight-human-trafficking/

Minister of interior urges continued crackdown on crime in Sihanoukville

The Minister of Interior said the government has plowed billions of dollars into transforming Sihanoukville into an attractive tourism destination while attracting foreign investment as authorities continue to carry out raids for suspected kidnapping and trafficking. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/minister-of-interior-urges-continued-crackdown-on-crime-in-sihanoukville

More government meetings held over human trafficking

Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/more-government-meetings-held-over-human-trafficking/

Investigation into human trafficking to Cambodia continues: Government officials

Government officials reported on the issue of Vietnamese being tricked into working illegally in Cambodia at the Government’s regular press briefing in Hanoi on September 6. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146555/investigation-into-human-trafficking-to-cambodia-continues-government-officials/

Cambodia, Thailand sign agreement on combating human trafficking

Cambodia and Thailand have signed an agreement on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on law enforcement cooperation against human trafficking, according to a statement from Cambodia’s National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501141318/cambodia-thailand-sign-agreement-on-combating-human-trafficking/

Almost 870 foreigners rescued from human trafficking scams

About 865 foreign nationals have been rescued within four months in 87 human trafficking cases across four provinces, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/almost-870-foreigners-rescued-from-human-trafficking-scams

Interior minister expresses regret about year of human trafficking

After months of authorities’ denials, Interior Minister Sar Kheng acknowledged foreign nationals had been trafficked into Cambodia, passed around gambling and other syndicates, faced violence and threats, and were calling out for help and rescue for more than a year. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/interior-minister-expresses-regret-about-year-of-human-trafficking/

Cambodia says it's helping foreigners scammed by traffickers

Cambodia on Friday said it is attempting to aid foreigners who have been victimized by human traffickers, after Taiwan said it is seeking to free more than 300 of its citizens who were lured to the Southeast Asian nation by organized crime groups. ...

Associated Press
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-says-it-s-helping-foreigners-scammed-by-traffickers/6711458.html

Phenomenon of Cambodian women trafficked to China as brides

The number of women travelling from Cambodia to China for forced or arranged marriages has surged since 2016 and experienced a further spike since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501073873/phenomenon-of-cambodian-women-trafficked-to-china-as-brides/

Human traffickers use social media to lure job seekers to Cambodia

Human traffickers in Việt Nam are finding ever more inventive ways to lure potential victims overseas for exploitation. Through social media networks like Facebook or Zalo, they are offering well-paid jobs at casinos or online games in Cambodia, before springing their trap. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501004569/human-traffickers-use-social-media-to-lure-job-seekers-to-cambodia/

Cambodia sees spike in human, sex trafficking cases in first half of 2021

Cambodia cracked down on 198 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases in the first six months of 2021, a remarkable rise from only 63 cases over the same period last year, a senior official said on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50924773/cambodia-sees-spike-in-human-sex-trafficking-cases-in-first-half-of-2021/

Cambodia, U.S. praise bilateral cooperation against human trafficking

The Kingdom of Cambodia and the United States of America have lauded the fruitful outcomes of their bilateral cooperation in countering human trafficking. ​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50870772/cambodia-u-s-praise-bilateral-cooperation-against-human-trafficking/

Students to learn info on human trafficking

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the secretariat of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) have cooperated to incorporate human trafficking-related lessons into the primary school and high school level curriculum next year. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-learn-info-human-trafficking

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation

Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698716/cambodia-and-laos-renew-border-cooperation

Ministry cements MoU with eleven social work NGOs

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 11 organisations involving $12.7 million in funding to improve the social affairs, social welfare, child welfare, anti-trafficking and disability work in Cambodia. Ministry spokesman Touch Channy said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-cements-mou-eleven-social-work-ngos

Grab to employ deaf drivers

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app, announced yesterday the launch of two new initiatives in Cambodia under its ‘Grab for Good’ social impact programme. A company-wide commitment by Grab to create positive social and economic impact through technology.​ The two new initiatives are Break the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680548/grab-to-employ-deaf-drivers

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