Phnom Penh (FN), May 12 – International Organization for Migration (IOM) is collaborating with Cambodia’s Embassy in Indonesia to intervene and help with paper works for the 54 detained Cambodian workers in Indonesia to return to Cambodia soon, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a press release today, May 12, 2016.

IOM has completed their works with the Cambodian Embassy and recognized that those workers are victims of illegal labor workers trafficking. IOM will arrange for the purchase of air tickets for the 54 workers once the Exit Permits are granted by Indonesia’s Migration Office.

Cambodia Embassy is in the process of requesting for the Exit Permits from Indonesia’s Migration Office so that those workers can return home legally. The Embassy will also issue temporary travel documents for the workers, said Chum Sounry, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the press release.

It will take at least two to three weeks for all these works to be done. Currently, the workers are maintained by Indonesian authorities at Pontianak Island.