migrant workers

Long Separations Sustain Migrant Families’ Incomes

Cambodian migrant workers who have been stranded at home said they are aching for the chance to travel abroad again because the earnings they make here are too small to cover their costs of living.

Two police officers detained eight Cambodian migrant workers in the back of a police pickup truck after workers held a petition at the Thai Labor Ministry on October 29, 2021. (Labor Network for People's Rights)

Migrant Workers’ Arrest Calls Attention to Thailand Legal Negligence

Chhay Loeum, a Cambodian migrant, was rounded up by police from Thailand’s Labor Ministry along with seven other workers making an appeal over unpaid wages. Rights advocates say the incident illustrates the Thai government’s broken promises and indifference to one of the most vulnerable groups in Thai society.

Provincial officials and frontline workers wait in a tent for 3rd vaccine doses ahead of the border reopening, in a photo posted to the Banteay Meanchey Administration's Facebook page on August 9, 2021.

Thousands Pour Back Through Reopened Thai Border

Cambodian returnees from Thailand have surged since the reopening of borders on Friday, local officials said, with migrants trucked in from checkpoints to expanded quarantine centers.

Migrant workers wait at a border checkpoint while military trucks pass in a photo posted to the Banteay Meanchey provincial administration's Facebook page on August 13, 2021.

Hundreds of Migrants Return as Thai Border Reopens

Hundreds of migrant workers poured back into the country on Friday as its borders to Covid-19-hit Thailand reopened, and the flow is expected to continue in the coming days as many Cambodians face difficulties in the neighboring country.