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Pandemic seen fuelling Cambodian ‘bride trafficking’ to China

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Phnom Penh, CambodiaThomson Reuters Foundation The trafficking of Cambodian “brides” to China has risen sharply this year with mass job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic driving more young women and girls abroad to support their families, according to two charities that help victims. Over the past decade, tens of thousands of women from South-East […]

Trafficked ‘brides’ stuck in China due coronavirus after fleeing abuse

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Phnom Penh, VietnamThomson Reuters Foundation Coronavirus travel restrictions have forced anti-trafficking groups to suspend rescue operations of Vietnamese and Cambodian “brides” from China, with some now in hiding having escaped the homes of men holding them against their will. Over the past decade, tens of thousands of South-East Asian women have been lured to China […]