Two women trafficked to China as brides were repatriated through Siem Reap International Airport yesterday and another is slated to return today, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two women who returned yesterday, aged 24 and 34, hail from Kampong Speu and Kampong Cham provinces.
The third woman – scheduled to return at noon – comes from Takeo.
“The Cambodian [consulate] in China, Guangzhou city, intervened to rescue two Cambodian women who were cheated into marrying Chinese men in Fujian province and Zhejiang province” a ministry announcement reads.
The statement goes on to say that consular officials in China are trying to rescue more women trafficked into marriages there.
“Again, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation appeals to Cambodian people, especially women, who are vulnerable people, to be careful with cheating, [and] convincing from the brokers,” the announcement says.
Cambodian authorities rescued 59 women trafficked as brides to China in 2014, and have already rescued about 50 so far this year, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.