Abused Migrants and Victims of Human Trafficking Repatriated from Vietnam and Supported

ccpcr-12With the support of USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program implemented by Winrock International, the Cambodia Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights repatriated and provided support to 33 victims of trafficking and abused migrants between the ages of 2 and 52 years who were forced to work in Vietnam as beggars and sell lottery tickets.ccpcr-repat-33 The repatriation and support took place in collaboration with Vietnamese and Cambodian authorities, Anti Trafficking police, provincial social workers and NGOs. Eight adults were identified as abused migrants and 25 children were identified as victims of forced labour and human trafficking. They were arrested and detained by Vietnamese authorities for two months before being returned to Cambodia. CCPCR provided food, accommodation, counseling, and transportation to five of the individuals and put together case plans for future assistance.