Viet Nam News LAI CHÂU — Many young people in the northern mountainous provinces of Lai Châu, Phú Thọ and Lào Cai have rushed illegally across the border to China, leaving their parents and children behind in the hopes of finding a well-paid job to improve their lives. Most are living in poverty, and are lured across the border by brokers’ promises of jobs. Because of their illegal status, many are forced to work overtime and receive little to no payment in slave-like conditions. Some are even tortured by employers, police have said. Figures from Lào Cai Province’s Police Department showed that more than 4,940 people have illegally crossed the border to China for work in the first three months of this year. The situation is similar in Lai Châu Province, from which more than 2,000 people have moved illegally to China. As many as 46 people registered for family visit visas to China since the start of this year and have not … [Read more...] about Illegal migration to China hollows north’s towns
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Up to nearly 300 women in the central province of Nghe An’s Tuong Duong District have left their home to look for work, hoping to have a better new life, with more than half of them coming to China. According to the district’s Women Union, at present, 291 local women are absent from their home. Among those, 173 have come to China illegally, including both single and married women. They are facing with the high risk of being victims of human trafficking rings. Women in Tuong Duong District, who left their home, are facing with the high risk of being victims of human trafficking rings Lo Thi Bao from Xa Luong Commune said that around 30 women in the commune had left their home, including 10 that are married. They went out of the locality without informing local authorities. In December last year, Nghe An Province’s police rescued four women and girls sold to China, including two in Xa Luong Commune. These people trusted a man who promised to … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Nghe An women illegally migrate to seek new life
NEW YORK, Sept 23 - The governments of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala presented U.S. officials with a plan on Tuesday to boost economic growth in the poor countries and stem the flow of migration to the United States. Foreign ministers from the three nation's presented "The Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle," which includes development projects to boost jobs and proposals to strengthen the region's weak judicial institutions, according to a U.S. state department official. There were no immediate details on the plan, which was developed with the help of the Inter-American Development Bank, or how much it could cost. A surge of unaccompanied children this year to the southwestern U.S. border has pushed the United States, Mexico and Central American nations to seek new strategies to curb the number of children and families trying to get into U.S. territory. "(The) plan aims to focus efforts in the communities of origin for the migrant population, in … [Read more...] about Central American countries offer plan to curb migration to U.S.
VietNamNet Bridge - From April 1, all officials and government employees of Hoi An ancient town will have to go to work by bicycles, said Hoi An Party Chief - Mr. Nguyen Su. Party Committee of Hoi An would have to go to office by bicycles from March 15, officials of communes and wards from March 20 and employees of other state agencies from April 1. "All teachers, whose distance from their home to the school is less than 3km, will have to use bicycle," he said. "I have gone to work by bike already. Officials and public employees must buy bikes by their own money, absolutely not using state funds," he added. The use of bikes, according to the Hoi An authorities, is to contribute to environmental protection and to build Hoi An as an ecological, cultural and tourism city. There are over 1,600 people working in party and government agencies in Hoi An. Hoi An is also the first city in Vietnam launching the event "Car Free Day" on September 9, 2012. In Quang Nam … [Read more...] about Over 1,600 Hoi An’s civil servants go to office by bike
This will enable the country to maximize the full potential of migration while reducing the vulnerability that some migrants and their families face. "Migration can help to enhance human development. The women, men and children who move, the communities they move to and those who remain at home all stand to gain. However, it is also true that migrants constitute a group that requires special support and protection from policy-makers and leaders throughout the country," says Bruce Campbell, UNFPA Representative, while pointing out that the UN remains its commitment to assist the Government in developing a supportive policy environment for internal migration. The benefits of internal migration are felt at a national and regional level, but also at the individual level by migrants and their families. In Viet Nam, internal migration has been contributing to the rapid economic growth and poverty reduction the country has witnessed during the past 20 years. Remittances, which circulate … [Read more...] about UN and VASS call for migration to be included in national and human development strategies