Another 171 workers rescued from Cambodia

By Tien Anh   October 20, 2022 | 05:18 am PT
Another 171 workers rescued from Cambodia
Vietnamese workers rescued from Cambodia receive temperature screening in Vietnam's An Giang Province, September 1, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Khanh
The Consulate General of Vietnam in Cambodia's Battambang Province has helped rescue 171 more Vietnamese citizens who were tricked into working for illegal businesses in Cambodia.

The rescued citizens were working at the Cambodia-Thailand border, foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press meet Thursday.

A total of around 270 Vietnamese citizens have been rescued from Cambodia since July, she added.

Vietnam is supporting citizens in completing procedures and verifying identities to help bring them back to Vietnam, while cooperating with Cambodian authorities to search for more citizens and rescue them, Hang said.

Cambodia has recently opened a hotline to receive reports about imprisoned workers or human trafficking, which has helped spot and rescue hundreds of victims. Over 1,000 people have been rescued so far and thousands have been supported in completing repatriation procedures.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said his country has launched a nationwide check on all foreigners living in the country, prioritizing identification of human trafficking victims.

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