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NGO work hit in Vietnam by novel coronavirus

The new coronavirus outbreak has claimed an unexpected victim in Vietnam: NGOs and charities. Human trafficking victims are for instance unable to seek help from the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a Hanoi-based nonprofit that rescues Vietnamese women and girls trafficked to China for the sex trade and forced ...

Sen

Reintegration shelter for human trafficking victims in Lao Cai

Nguyen Thi Van (not her real name) from the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai was lured across the border to China and sold off as a wife when she was 16 years old. Three months later, she escaped from her husband and returned to Vietnam, but it ...

Vietnam: From child labour to trafficking

The ASEAN Post recently published an article regarding the state of human trafficking in the ASEAN region. In that article, there was a focus on Vietnam due to the recent tragedy involving 39 people who were found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Britain. While the ...

Sheith Khidhir

Lancang-Mekong countries launch joint crackdown on human trafficking

Representatives from six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River launched a joint crackdown on cross-border human abducting and trafficking Tuesday in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Due to low risk and high profit, human trafficking has been on the rise in recent years in the ...

Human Smugglers Work with Corrupt Thai Officials: UN Report

As much as 80 percent of irregular migrant workers were ferried into Thailand by smuggling services, sometimes with the help of corrupt Thai officials, a recent report by the United Nations said. In a report released at a news conference last week, the UN Office on ...

Pravit Rojanaphruk

Cambodia, Thailand sign human trafficking MoU

Cambodia and Thailand yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening the management of the repatriation and reintegration of human trafficking victims. The MoU was signed on behalf of the Cambodian government by Nhek Vannara, a Social Affairs Ministry secretary of state, who led a delegation ...

ASEAN’s human trafficking woes

As most human rights defenders are already aware, Southeast Asia faces a problem when it comes to human trafficking. The United States (US) State Department’s latest annual Trafficking in Persons Report doesn’t paint a prettier picture either. Dubbed by the US State Department as the ...

Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again. Keep reading   ...

RDC and Mekong Club Collaborate to Eliminate Human Trafficking

Regulatory DataCorp, Inc. (RDC), the global leader in compliance screening, today announced that it has partnered with the Mekong Club as well as enhanced its screening platform to help eliminate a critical social blight and one of the fastest-growing sources of financial crime – human ...

Thailand reports progress in tackling human-trafficking and illegal fishing

Thailand has reported progress in its efforts to tackle human-trafficking and illegal fishing activities. On Wednesday, a government-appointed committee, tasked with steering the reform of public administration and chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon, was presented with a report on progress ...

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