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Thousands of undocumented Cambodian migrants leaving Thailand
Since 28 June, 8,328 Cambodians have returned home. In Thailand, they could be fined up to US$ 3,000 or get five years in prison. Lack of money is the main factor pushing them to remain undocumented. Once home, returnees tend to stay or go back to Thailand without papers.
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
The ship that sank came from Egypt and made a stop in Tripoli (Libya) to load new passengers. The refugees were from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria. A boat sinks near the coast of Rhodes, with 80 survivors. The EU seeks solution to stop human trafficking. In 2014 more than 170 thousand people reached Italy.
Poverty and illiteracy are the leading causes of child trafficking in Bangladesh
National and international NGOs describe the situation of human trafficking at a workshop. In most cases, the victims end up in prostitution, or are used in organ trafficking.
08/03/2017 15:23:00 NEPAL
Kathmandu: Catholic activists slam the trafficking of enslaved women
The victims are sold for organs or as sex slaves for militant Islamists. Women from Nepal’s Tamang, Rai Thakuri ethnic groups are particularly at risk because of their "fair and beautiful" skin. The government's work is affected by the problem’s links to organised crime. Various women’s groups organised activities and events to mark the day.
14/06/2016 17:44:00 INDONESIA
Jakarta ready to execute 48 drug traffickers
In mid-July, after Ramadan, 18 death row inmates will be executed. Another 30 are set for early 2017. More and more young people are getting addicted to drugs. About 104,000 have died so far. Currently, 50 people die from overdose every day. The Indonesian Church is involved in rehab work, but lacks the facilities.
04/06/2016 14:52:00 THAILAND
Three Tiger Tempe Buddhist monks arrested
Police remove 137 tigers from the temple after discovering the corpses of 40 cubs in a freezer. The temple vet said that animal corpses were frozen as evidence that the animals had died of natural causes and were not for sale on the black market. Police seized various animal skins, ten teeth and hundreds of amulets made from several body parts. The temple was a popular holiday destination.
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