News Stories

Two Convicted in Unique Labor Trafficking Case with 17 Victims

25 September 2017, Phnom Penh – Two men were sentenced to seven years in prison for trafficking 17 victims to China at the Phnom Penh Court of First Instance today. The victims were forced to work in a garment factory under false promises of university scholarships and vocational training…more

USAID CTIP Case Study 5 Original Photo copy.jpgVulnerable Villagers Cheated by a Recruitment Agency Win Financial Compensation

August 2017, Kampong ChamChheary Chhun was approached by a woman who said she could find him a job in Japan with a salary of between US$1,500-3,000 per month. To get this job, he would have to pay US$4,700 to a private recruitment agency for registration and a three-month training course. “The salary promised was high, I thought I could help my family and I expected to earn a lot in Japan…more

2Second Group of Police Trainers Graduate Human Trafficking Investigation Training

25 August 2017, Phnom Penh – The second group of police trainers completed a course on human trafficking investigation organized by USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program in partnership with International Justice Mission (IJM) and the Commissariat General Of National Police…more


Response to Labor Trafficking Strengthened in Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom

10-11 August 2017, Kampong Cham – USAID Cambodia Office of Democracy and Governance Team Leader Makara Ou, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Interior Her Excellency Chou Bun Eng, and Deputy Governor of Kampong Cham Her Excellency Srey Kimchhay opened a Workshop on Collaboration for Counter Labor Trafficking in Kampong Cham province…more


National Committee for Counter Trafficking Launches Revised National Plan of Action 2017-2018

9 August 2017, Phnom Penh – His Excellency Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior and Chair of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons, launched the revised National Plan of Action for 2017-2018 with the participation of key government players from national and subnational levels and development partners…more

19554716_2024464617837175_7363547757865099158_nSecond Batch of Police Trainers Start Training for Improved Human Trafficking Investigation and Prosecution

31 July 2017, Phnom Penh – Today the second batch of police trainers started a one-week training of trainers organized by USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program in partnership with International Justice Mission (IJM) and the Cambodian National Police…more

IMG_8122.jpgCollaborative Workshop Strengthens Response to Labor Trafficking in Koh Kong

24-25 July 2017, Koh Kong – The Acting Director of the USAID Cambodia Office of Democracy and Governance Jean-Marc Gorelick, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Interior H.E. Chou Bun Eng, and the Koh Kong Provincial Governor H.E. Mithouna Phouthorng opened a Workshop on Collaboration for Counter Labor Trafficking in Koh Kong province…more

OI AwardsCambodian Internet-Based Employment Solution Wins Two Awards

24 July 2017, Phnom Penh – The 2017 National ICT Awards recognized Bong Pheak, a USAID-funded employment service for low-skilled workers, as the year’s most important technology-for-development initiative in Cambodia, on July 21, 2017. The Awards panel – made up of innovation specialists – also acknowledged Bong Pheak as one of the two most valuable and innovative IT-based services in the country in 2017….more

19511292_2003435833273387_5725272262570451194_nFirst Police Trainers Graduate from Course on Human Trafficking Investigation

30 June 2017, Kandal – At the Police Academy of Cambodia in Kandal province, Ms. Polly Dunford, Mission Director of USAID Cambodia and H.E. Chou Bun Eng, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Interior and Permanent Vice Chair of the National Committee for Countering Trafficking in Persons congratulated police trainers graduating from a two-week course on human trafficking investigation procedures…more

USAID CTIP Case Study 4 Photo copy webNew Skills Enable Vulnerable Returned Migrants to Earn Locally

May 2017, Siem Reap – Leang and Sopheap migrated to Thailand to work on fruit farms because they could not find a job in Cambodia. They returned home to take care of their elderly parents. “When we returned to Cambodia, we had difficulties to start a business with no money and no skills,” said Leang…more

20160318-cambodia-002-201603phn-cambodiafishing-2Key Players in Siem Reap Human Trafficking Network Convicted

19 May 2017, Siem Reap – On May 18, three Cambodian citizens were convicted by a Siem Reap court for trafficking six Cambodian men into the Thai fishing industry.  These convictions are an important milestone in Cambodia’s efforts to combat trafficking in persons and were made possible…more

IMG_6886Workshop Examines Implementation of Migration Policy between Thailand and Cambodia

18 May 2017, Phnom Penh – Representatives from the Cambodian government, civil society and private sector met yesterday to discuss the implementation of migration policies between Thailand and Cambodia, and to identify good practices, challenges and opportunities in this area…more

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