The risk of movement migration in Cambodia 2013
( 18-August-2014 by CLEC )
In June 2014 the International Organization for Migration and the Cambodian government tracked and exodus of more than 200,000 migrant workers who crossed the border at Poipet back into Cambodia from Thailand. The mass migration came on the heels of political disruption and rumored violence against Cambodians in Thailand and was one of the largest humanitarian crises in recent years. More than 50% of those returning were illegal or undocumented migrations, and less than one month later many were already claiming they had plans to return to Thailand as soon as possible. The event has raised many questions amongst international aid groups and migration experts in the region, namely, how can the Cambodian government help to ensure that their migrations are better protected in the future.