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15 Survivors Returned​ back to Community With New Life - Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Right
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15 Survivors Returned​ back to Community With New Life

CCPCR staff consoling and interviewing clientsThe Cambodian Center for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) partner with USAID's CTIP throw Winrock International reintegrated 15 victims of labor trafficking to their community after they were rescued and returned successfully from Malaysia in August.

The victims, Khmer Islam, have been lured to work illegally in Malaysia and were arrested to detain by Malaysian authorities for months, before rescued to Cambodia under collaboration between the International Organization for Immigration (IOM) with stakeholders.

Victims who referred to CCPCR, got provided the service and reintegrated to their hometown after they arrived Cambodia. In the interview with CCPCR, all victims stated that cause of migration because they were poor and believed on the broker's lured without consideration. They also experienced difficulties of going to Malaysia, such as they could not get paid as much as expected, unless they worked up to 16 hours perday day. They also got hit, did not eat and sleep enough, after they were arrested by Malaysia's polices.

The Clients met with the familyWhen arrived homeland, the victims were warmly welcomed with exciting and sad mood by their parents, relatives and neighbors, because they were lost so long time without information. 

One among the victims express his committment not to repeat illegal migrant because he felt difficult and dangerous, unlike working in Cambodia. He also wished to share this hard condition to his friends and relatives in order to stop migration.

"I recommend you to do not migrate to Malaysia as me, it was difficult to work there. Working in our country is better than illegal work, you would be in jail as me, and got mistreatment without sleep and eat enough" He added.

Meanwhile, the victim's family also expressed their thankful to IOM and CCPCR which rescued and brought them home safely. They also regretted for allowing their children to work in abroad with unknown brokers.repeat illegal migrant because he felt difficult and dangerous, unlike working in Cambodia. He also wished to share this hard condition to his friends and relatives in order to stop migration.

the Interviewing with ClientVillage Chief who were welcome of returning said there are a lot of people from his village went to work abroad, and most of them have no properly job andagricultural land. He has also given them advice about migration through consulting and suggesting them not to believe on broker.

That is not the first case of providing the protection service to the survivors, CCPCR, a partner of USAID's Cambodian Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) program implemented by Winrock International, is trying to provide prevention and protection service, such as counseling, vocational training and find job for them to reduce human trafficking and repeated migration. 

 

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