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Jared Ferrie

Armed with new data, Afghanistan steps up fight against human trafficking

Dec 17 2018

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan cannot tackle its human trafficking problem alone, the U.N. migration agency warned on Monday, as it launched a database to help the war-ravaged country fight the rising crime.

'Major strides' to cut child labor in Cambodia's fashion factories

Dec 11 2018

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia's garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, activists said on Tuesday.

Cambodia frees 32 surrogate mothers charged with human trafficking

Dec 06 2018

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodia has released 32 women who were detained while pregnant on charges of human trafficking for acting as surrogate mothers for Chinese couples, a government official said on Thursday.

Drought drives desperate Afghans to marry off children for money: U.N

Nov 27 2018

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan's worst drought in decades has driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and is pushing families to marry off their children in exchange for dowries in order to survive, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees - officials

Nov 08 2018

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South Asian country pushes ahead with controversial plans to repatriate the displaced to neighboring Myanmar.

Cambodia to boost clean energy use - but coal plants planned too

Nov 07 2018

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodia will push ahead with plans to use hydropower and coal to electrify the entire country by 2020, but solar energy will play some role, especially in remote areas, an energy ministry official said on Wednesday.

The Cambodian textile factory that craves 'normal'

Nov 01 2018

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boring is best when it comes to business – or so says Piet Holten, a Dutch entrepreneur who credits "normal" working conditions for helping to grow his textile factory in Cambodia.

Feature: Go fish! Minnow 'nutrient bombs' deployed to end malnutrition

Oct 18 2018

OU KRALANH, Cambodia/TOLAKCHUIN, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Phally Chhiv placed a pot of simmering soup filled with fish and greens on a wooden platform outside her one-room home in northwestern Cambodia - using nutrient-packed minnows that experts hope can help to end global hunger.

U.N. says Rohingya refugee girls sold into forced labor in Bangladesh

Oct 17 2018

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rohingya refugee girls are being sold into forced labor to raise money for desperate families in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, according to the United Nations' migration agency.

Cambodia construction boom built on 'blood bricks' and slavery: report

Oct 16 2018

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodia's construction boom is built in part with "blood bricks" manufactured by modern-day slaves, including children, researchers said on Tuesday.

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