Low Economic Prospects Forcing Cambodians to Enter Thailand Despite Border Closure

Interior Ministry figures show that around 100 Cambodian migrant workers were found attempting to return to Thailand despite the border being closed on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Statistics from the National Committee for Counter Trafficking showed that around 90,000 workers had returned from overseas because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, most of these migrant workers returned from Thailand. Chou Bun Eng, the vice chairperson for the committee, said that 106 workers had been sent back from Thailand for illegally crossing the border.

“They were returned from Thailand after the [Thai police] found them when they crossed the border,” she said.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/low-economic-prospects-forcing-cambodians-to-enter-thailand-despite-border-closure-/5440597.html

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