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A sex trafficking victim in China uploaded a photo of the house she was forced to live in, in a Facebook post on November 28, 2020.

Cambodian Bride Trafficking to China Is Rising: Report

The Global Initiative report, based on interviews with survivors, families and civil society groups, said such trafficking had been on the rise due to the livelihood impacts of Covid-19 and heightened prevention measures in Vietnam that shifted more of the trade to Cambodia.

A truck used to haul sand and gravel pulls into a village on Koh Dach on Friday, April 22, 2022. (Andrew Haffner/VOD)

Silk Island Development Strains Roads, Locals Say

Increasing development on Koh Dach, known in English as Silk Island, is breaking down the island community’s older roads with no clear plans yet to rebuild, residents say.

Daun Penh district security guards and activists clash in Phnom Penh on April 26, 2022. (Meng Kroypunlok/VOD)

Officials Block Chut Wutty Memorial Bicycle Ride

Five people from three activist groups were prevented from riding bicycles in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to commemorate the 10th death anniversary of prominent environmentalist Chut Wutty.