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Siem Reap to provide study help to 90 brick kiln kids

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A meeting of the Siem Reap provincial counter-trafficking committee with stakeholders. SIEM REAP ADMINISTRATION

Siem Reap to provide study help to 90 brick kiln kids

The Siem Reap provincial counter-trafficking committee requested continued support for 90 children to prevent their being employed as child labour in brick kilns.

The request came at an April 27 meeting of the committee with other stakeholders, according to the provincial administration.

The participants examined reports on the results of the fight against human trafficking and discussed addressing further challenges.

The meeting focused mainly on the continued support for 90 children to prevent the use of child labour in brick kilns. These children come from families with parents who work in brick kilns. Without support for them and their families that will assist them with pursuing their studies, the children are at high risk of having to join their parents to make ends meet.

The committee requested donations of study materials, clothing and better access to education for them.

The participants urged the provincial departments of social affairs, women's affairs, the provincial police and relevant partner organisations to review and cooperate in gathering information and providing advice to girls suspected of being abused online. They asked that all complaints filed with police follow the standard procedures.

Town and district authorities and stakeholders were also urged to investigate and disseminate more widely the details of the scams run by criminal groups who recruit people for illegal work overseas.

Relevant partners were encouraged to train and strengthen the capacity of police officers and local authorities on the implementation of the Law on the Suppression of Trafficking in Persons and Sexual Exploitation, the Law on Juvenile Justice and the Protection of Children, the process for identification of victims and the provision of appropriate services.


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