Ministry puts more than 40,000 migrant kids into schools

From 2018 to 2023, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) cooperated with its partners to help a total of 43,952 children of migrant working parents enter public schools as well as childcare and educational centres managed by humanitarian organisations. ... ...

Hang Punreay

Ministry says over 1.3 million Cambodians are working abroad

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), last year the Ministry provided employment opportunities to work abroad to 1,356,616 people, including 552,851 women. ... ...

Som Sotheary

Ministry adopts three-policy approach to aid migrant workers

A three-policy approach to provide services and protect​ more than 1.2 million Cambodian migrant workers working abroad was announced yesterday by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ... ...

Son Minea

Cambodia’s remittances rise to $1.25B

Remittances from Cambodian migrant workers increased from $1.15 billion in 2021 to $1.25 billion in 2022 and are the third highest in the Asean as a share of national GDP after those of the Philippines and Vietnam, according to a new report. ... ...

Manoj Mathew

Thai law enforcement worries migrants

Some Cambodian migrant workers currently employed in Thailand are worried about an apparent tightening of labour law enforcement after some Thai companies were found to have brought workers there without proper documents, according to a prominent NGO working with the migrants in the neighbouring country. ...

Lay Samean and Chea Sokny

Ministry forming working group on migrant schools

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng is establishing a working group to study the feasibility of arranging school facilities for the children of migrant workers both in the country and abroad. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Cambodia remittances to reach $2.7 billion this year

Remittances from Cambodian migrant workers have continued to rise, totalling $2,630 million in 2021, an increase of 11.4 percent compared to 2018, figures from the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training showed yesterday. The remittances are set to increase this year. ... ...

Chea Vanyuth

First group of Cambodian workers under labor MoU enter Thailand

Thailand has reopened its border with Cambodia to migrant workers to address labor shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodian migrant workers flock back to celebrate Chinese New Year from Thailand

The influx of Cambodian migrant workers who crossed into Thailand for employment purposes has began through the O Bei Choan, Banteay Meanchey Province and O Smach border crossing, Oddar Meanchey Province to reunite with families for the Chinese New Year which started on Sunday. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

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

South Korea quota allows Cambodians to register to work

The Ministry of Labour announced yesterday that thousands of Cambodian workers can register to work in South Korea through the Employment Permit System (EPS). ... ...

Sen David

$2.8 Billion sent home by Cambodian migrant workers in 2019

Cambodian migrant workers abroad sent home some US$2.8 billion as remittances last year, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.​ ... ...

Chea Vannak

Increased wage in Kingdom contributes to decline in migrant workers in Thailand

Labour Ministry spokesman Heng Sour yesterday in a press conference said the number of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand decreased last year compared to the same period in 2018. ...  ...

Mom Kunthear

Migrant remittances total $2.8B last year

Cambodia migrant workers last year sent $2.8 billion back home in remittances, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. Speaking at an annual gathering last week, Minister Ith Sam Heng said the ministry continues to manage the employment and labour ...

Thou Vireak

More than 36,000 migrant workers repatriated last year

The Foreign Affairs Ministry rescued and repatriated more than 36,000 Cambodian migrant workers from several countries last year. Ouch Borith, a ministry secretary of state, said yesterday during the annual conference that the ministry pays close attention to protect Cambodians working abroad. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Foreign ministry calls on S Korea to take on more Cambodian migrant workers

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Monday requested the government of the Republic of Korea to receive more Cambodian migrant workers. The request was made at a bilateral meeting with South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha during the Asean-Republic of ...

Long Kimmarita

Working group to aid migrant workers

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday that the government will establish an inter-ministerial working group in Banteay Meanchey province to resolve issues for illegal migrant workers deported from Thailand. ... ...

Khuon Narim

Thais crack down on illegal workers

Thai soldiers on Thursday detained four Cambodian men, three women and a one-month old baby after they crossed the border to find work. The Cambodian Consulate in Thailand’s Sa Keao province said it quickly secured the release of the group, who were from Sout Nikom ...

Ros Chanveasna

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