Ministry: More kids victims of trafficking

Authorities rescued 263 people from human trafficking in the first six months of the year – an increase of nearly 150 per cent on the same period last year – with a large number of the victims being children, the Ministry of Interior said.

Of the 263 victims that were rescued, 101 were under the age of 18, and senior ministry officials and members of civil society voiced concerns over the increase on Tuesday.

The ministry has said that some 150,000 tourists a year travel to Cambodia to sexually exploit children.

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