The United States will contribute an extra $5.6 million to anti-human
trafficking projects in Cambodia, as part of President George W Bush's $50
million commitment to combat the global trade in people.
The extra funds
will be administered by USAid which expects the money to start arriving before
July, said Heide Bronke, spokesperson for the US Embassy, on May
USAid currently supports 11 trafficking prevention and victim help
projects and has an annual budget for 2004 of $2.05 million.
worldwide fight against human trafficking has been made a priority by the Bush
administration as the US heads into a general election in November.