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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
https://vodenglish.news/migrant-workers-in-thailand-returning-to-jobs-as-outbreak-eases/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-post-depth/journey-job-starved-thailand-or-brave-financial-pinch-home-migrant-workers-face

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929679/regional-fishing-migrant-workers-labour-rights-to-be-protected/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50928474/immigration-department-reviews-procedure-on-foreigners/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50926965/gdi-prepares-for-arrival-of-afghan-refugees/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50925303/cambodia-to-accept-300-afghan-refugees-temporarily/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50923156/uk-requests-gdi-continued-support-for-stuck-citizens/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-requests-covid-treatment-migrants

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50922254/mental-health-an-issue-among-migrant-workers/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50922414/cambodian-migrant-children-face-added-risk-in-thailand/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/38-heading-thailand-busted-hopping-border

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50921112/battambang-deploys-50-additional-border-security-forces-to-prevent-citizens-trying-to-hop-border-illegally/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50919674/oddar-meanchey-rushes-to-cope-with-dire-situation/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thai-border-reopened-workers-many-covid

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914933/migrant-workers-on-fishing-boats-to-know-their-rights/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914931/women-migrant-workers-face-discrimination-says-un/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50912793/korea-welcomes-back-cambodian-workers/

Military moving over 10,000 migrants

The military on August 8 started transferring over 10,000 Cambodian migrant workers who have returned from Thailand to quarantine centres in their home provinces in order to free up space in the seven Thai-border provinces for additional returning migrants due to the strain on available ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/military-moving-over-10000-migrants

Migrant workers stranded on Thai side of border as closure continues

At least 54 of 245 Cambodian migrant workers who returned to Cambodia from Thailand through the Boeung Trakoun border crossing between July 29 and August 4 tested positive for Covid-19, including the highly transmissible Delta variant. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-stranded-thai-side-border-closure-continues

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