Child Beggars in Thailand

in Transnational Crime

Human trafficking of children in Cambodia causes 80 percent of the young beggars in the streets of Thailand to have come from Cambodia.

The young beggars, ranging from newborn babies to 12 year olds, generally work between 8 to 12 hours a day and earn between $9 to $31 (300 to 1,000 Thai Baht).

(More income and illegal earnings from under the table jobs.)

Source: “Stop giving to beggars, says foundation,” Bangkok Post, July 27, 2010.

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