Cambodia Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Project
Cambodia continues to face the threat of human trafficking of some of its citizens who migrate abroad for employment opportunities and fall prey to exploitative recruiters or employers in destination countries, particularly Thailand. In recent years, the country has also become a significant destination for TIP for forced criminality, with tens of thousands of non-Cambodians believed to be forced to engage in online scamming at sites operated by transnational organized crime groups in Cambodia. Cambodia CTIP provides services to survivors of trafficking for forced criminality and engages with international partners and the Royal Cambodian Government to foster a systems approach to this new trafficking trend. Meanwhile, many Cambodians continue to undertake risky migration leading to situations of trafficking or debt bondage. The Activity seeks to provide alternative livelihood options to prevent TIP and strengthen prosecution through training of law enforcement.
Project Timeline: March 22, 2021 - March 21, 2026