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Poverty Pushes Cambodians Abroad

With downcast eyes and rough hands from years of hard labor, Thin Seangly's experience is a cautionary tale for thousands of other impoverished Cambodians who want to seek better jobs and wags overseas. Seangly, who hails from Prey Veng province, is one of tens of thousands of Cambodians who leave their country every year, forced by poverty to seek wages in the richer nations of Thailand and Malaysia. But the journey is not without risks and ends in disaster for many, including...

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