Stranded migrant workers waiting on ticket home from Jordan

Factory owners have said they would buy plane tickets home for more than 20 Cambodian migrant workers who have been trapped in Jordan without employment or income for more than three months after a meeting this week.

Khun Tharo, program manager at labor rights group Central, said representatives of Vega Textile and Camel Textile garment factoriesin Al-Karak, Jordan, met with officials from the Cambodian Embassy in Egypt and Cambodian garment workers on July 7 and promised to buy air tickets for the 21 workers, although they have yet to do so.

“The company called the Cambodian Embassy in Egypt and Cambodian workers to meet and the company promised to buy plane tickets for workers at the end of July or the beginning of August,” Tharo said.

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