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Cambodia’s Garment Workers Struggle To Pay Debts As Lockdown Bites

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Struggle To Pay Debts As Lockdown Bites

After weeks without pay, it was debt that drove Cambodian garment worker Eang Malea back to her factory when it reopened this month, eclipsing her heightened fear of falling ill amid a surge of COVID-19 cases on factory floors. The 850,000 people who work in Cambodia’s $7 billion garment industry have been prioritised for COVID-19 vaccines, […]

Virus Fears Weigh On Cambodia’s Garment Workers

Virus Fears Weigh On Cambodia’s Garment Workers

Climbing onto a crowded truck each morning, Cambodian seamstress Sim Samphor cannot help but worry about catching the coronavirus that has closed down most of the country in recent weeks. Schools, restaurants and casinos have been ordered to shut, religious gatherings and sporting fixtures banned, and hotels turned into makeshift hospitals by the government. Parliament […]