1,000 Vietnamese have been rescued in Cambodia

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a total of more than 1,000 victims of being scammed to Cambodia to work have been saved, about 400 people in September alone.

At a press conference on September 22, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang said that according to the data as of September 21, “more than 1,000 Vietnamese citizens have been rescued and thousands of people are supported to do their jobs.” procedure”.

Ms. Hang said Cambodian authorities are very active in supporting Vietnam in rescuing its citizens. 400 Vietnamese citizens were rescued after Cambodia launched a campaign to crack down on criminal organizations that have detained and forced illegal workers since early September.

A group of Vietnamese laborers were handed over at An Giang border gate on September 1.  Photo: Nguyen Khanh.

A group of Vietnamese laborers were handed over at An Giang border gate on September 1. Image: Nguyen Khanh.

In recent years, many groups of Vietnamese have been returned home after being tricked into illegal labor establishments in Cambodia. On the morning of September 21, 71 workers from Cambodia were brought to Tay Ninh province. 56 of these people escaped from a casino about 500 meters from the border gate on September 17. The remaining people were rescued by the authorities after the incident was discovered.

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said on September 19 that the country received 289 offers to rescue victims of human trafficking in the past month. He added that 95% of rescue offers are true. Cases were mainly recorded in Sihanoukville province.

According to Mr. Sar Kheng, for the campaign against human trafficking, forced labor and sex to be effective, Cambodian authorities need to agree on the view of building and developing the country based on the rule of law.

Tien Anh

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