New B Bang governor puts focus on border

Newly-appointed Battambang provincial governor Sok Lou instructed law enforcement officers along the border to increase their vigilance and work to prevent illegal border crossing into Thailand. ...

Nov Sivutha

No end to illegal border crossing by Cambodians despite pandemic

The pandemic and its subsequent effect on the livelihood of Cambodians, pushed some people in the country to attempt to drastic measures to support themselves and their family. ...

Khmer Times Staff

VN border draft agreement reviewed by Immigration Dept

The General Department of Immigration reviewed of the draft agreement on border crossings and border management between Cambodia and Vietnam on Tuesday. ...

Yin Soeum

Migrant Workers in Thailand Returning to Jobs as Outbreak Eases

Some Cambodian workers in Thailand say they have been able to resume work after a series of tough months amid a surge of Covid-19, though challenges remain even as the outbreak is subsiding. ...

Tran Techseng

Journey to job-starved Thailand or brave financial pinch at home – migrant workers face up to Covid double bind

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand, tens of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers have returned home out of fear of the disease and in many cases due to the loss of their jobs. ...

Lay Samean

Regional fishing migrant workers’ labour rights to be protected

The first National Consultative Dialogue of “Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia”, a four-year (2020-2024) programme, was held on Friday in Phnom Penh. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Immigration department reviews procedure on foreigners

The Immigration Department is in the midst of drafting guidelines and procedures on the deportation of foreigners. ...

Yin Soeum

GDI prepares for arrival of Afghan refugees

The General Department of Immigration (GDI) on Monday had a meeting to discuss the procedure for the upcoming arrival of 300 Afghan refugees in Cambodia. ...

Yin Soeum

Fleeing uncertainty: Cambodia to accept 300 Afghan refugees temporarily

Amid the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, Cambodia has agreed in principle to temporarily accept 300 Afghan refugees with some conditions before they are granted asylum in a third country, a move the government said is due to humanitarian reasons. ...

Ben Sokhean

UK requests GDI continued support for stuck citizens

Marc Thayre, Charge d’affaires of the British Embassy in Phnom Penh, on Tuesday met with Lieutenant General Sok Veasna, deputy director general of the General Department of Immigration (GDI), to talk about British citizens being stuck in Cambodia due to Covid-19. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Gov’t requests Covid treatment for migrants

Cambodia has requested that Thailand provide medical treatment to Cambodian migrant workers who contract Covid-19 there as large numbers of workers continue to return home from both Thailand and Vietnam, many of whom carry the disease. ...

Lay Samean

Mental Health an issue among migrant workers

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations have stepped in to help migrant workers who suffer mental trauma due to the Covid-19 spread have access to mental health and psychosocial support. ...

Yim Sreylin

Cambodian migrant children face added risk in Thailand

Of  97,060 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar who were infected with Covid-19 between March last year and August this year, 4,202 of whom are under the age of 18 themselves. ...

Khmer Times Staff

38 heading to Thailand busted hopping border

Kamrieng district police in Battambang province are searching for a suspected people broker who fled after 38 individuals were arrested while attempting to illegally cross the border into Thailand on the night of August 21 near the Ou Chamlang Bridge in Ou Chamlang village of ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Battambang deploys 50 additional border security forces to prevent citizens trying to hop border illegally

The 817th Border Guard Police Battalion deployed 50 troops along the border line to prevent citizens from attempting to enter or leave as well as prevent Thai nationals from attempting to cross over. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Oddar Meanchey rushes to cope with dire situation

Oddar Meanchey province has embarked on the construction of a 3,000-bed treatment centre and a 3,000-bed quarantine centre in order to meet the deluge of returning migrant workers from Thailand through its borders. ...

Yim Sreylin

Thai border reopened for workers – many with Covid

In the two days following the government’s reopening of border crossings with Thailand, more than 2,300 migrant workers have returned through checkpoints in four provinces and hundreds of them have tested positive for Covid-19, according to authorities.​ ...

Lay Samean

Migrant workers on fishing boats to know their rights

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) on Wednesday attended an online meeting hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to discuss a project benefiting migrant workers on fishing boats by increasing their access to rights and services, direct assistance and accurate information. ...

Yin Soeum

Women migrant workers’ face discrimination, says UN

Pauline Tamesis, the United Nations (UN) resident coordinator in Cambodia, said that women migrant workers are facing discrimination when they try to access migration services through formal and informal channels. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Korea welcomes back Cambodian workers

Cambodia  is now one of six major countries sending workers under the Employment Permit System (EPS) policy to work in Korea which is now welcoming back migrant workers from abroad after the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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