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

Cambodian migrants faring ‘worst in region’

Out of four Southeast Asian countries, migrant workers from Cambodia have the worst experiences, with eight in 10 experiencing labour rights abuses while abroad and more than two-thirds reporting mental or physical health problems upon return, according to a study released by ILO and IOM ...

Daphne Chen

NGOs help six more workers to repatriate from Malaysia

NGOs in Cambodia and Malaysia are working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to repatriate six of the 30 Cambodians who sought shelter at the country’s embassy after the Malaysian government started mass arrests of undocumented migrant workers on July 1. ...

Zsomber Peter

Confusion drives more legal, illegal workers from Thailand

Hundreds of fearful and confused Cambodian migrant workers—including those with legal documentation—are continuing to flee Thailand, workers said on Tuesday, even as both the Cambodian and Thai governments called for calm among the migrant workforce. ...

Chhorn Phearun and Hannah Hawkins

Ten migrant workers repatriated from Malaysian prison

Ten migrant workers, including four women, were repatriated to Cambodia this week after being arrested and imprisoned in Malaysia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. They join six others who were also repatriated from a Malaysian prison earlier this month. The ministry issued a statement ...

Khy Sovuthy

Fifth refugee from Australia’s Nauru camps enters Cambodia

Officials with the Interior Ministry and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday that a fifth person from Australia’s refugee camps on Nauru had arrived in Cambodia, but declined to provide any details. ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter

Refugees from Nauru are searching for jobs

The first group of refugees to arrive in Cambodia as part of a controversial deal the government signed with Australia last year are now renting their own apartments and searching for jobs, having left their temporary accommodations in Phnom Penh, the International Organization for Migration ...

George Wright

Cambodia to vet refugees in coming Nauru trip: Australia

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Thursday that Cambodian officials would visit Nauru within weeks to vet more refugees for their controversial resettlement scheme, according to Australian media. ...

Zsombor Peter

Refugee reportedly seeking repatriation

One of the four refugees resettled in Cambodia as part of a multimillion-dollar deal signed with Australia wants to return to the country he escaped from, according to a report. ...

Charles Rollet

Six maids back from Malaysia

Six Cambodian domestic workers were repatriated yesterday after spending three months in Malaysia where they were promised work by a broker but given only tourist visas. ...

Sen David

Two months on, official says refugees beginning to settle in Cambodia

Two months after Cambodia received its first group of asylum seekers from Australia as part of a controversial resettlement deal, a Cambodian government official has said the refugees are “very happy” in their new homes. ...

Phorn Bopha

33 trafficked Cambodian fishermen return from Indonesia

Another group of 33 Cambodian laborers, who were trafficked to work as illegal fishermen on fishing boats in Indonesia, returned home on Tuesday afternoon, Xinhua quoted Cambodian foreign ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Pizzeria manager charged over forcing teen to work, have sex

The Moldovan manager of an Italian pizzeria and wine shop in Phnom Penh was on Monday charged with the “unlawful removal” of a 19-year-old girl from her home country whom she allegedly forced to work without pay and subjected to sexual exploitation, according to officials ...

Saing Soenthrith and Alex Consiglio

Asylum seekers land in Cambodia under secret deal

Four asylum seekers arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday. They are the first asylum seekers from an Australian-operated camp on the Pacific island of Nauru. The refugees are an Iranian man and his wife, a second man, also from Iran, and an ethnic Rohingya man from ...

Robert Carmichael

IOM raising funds to return rescued fishermen

As 58 Cambodian fishermen rescued from slavery in Indonesia await their travel documents to return home, the intergovernmental body organizing their return is attempting to raise money to pay for their travel because the Cambodian government is not offering any funds for their repatriation. ...

Alex Consiglio and Khy Sovuthy

Asylum seekers on fast track to Cambodia, group says

As many as five of the hundreds of asylum seekers Australia is holding on the South Pacific island nation of Nauru have agreed to be the first to take up an offer from Cambodia to resettle here, according to a refugee advocacy group. ...

Zsombor Peter

Gov’t denies refugee arrivals from Nauru imminent

The Ministry of Interior on Sunday said no refugees from Nauru were expected to arrive in Cambodia for the next few days, contradicting recent comments from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). ...

Zsombor Peter

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