Episode 93: Human trafficking survivors return

This year, more than 100 human trafficking survivors from have returned to Sagaing Region from China. 

Doh Athan partners with the Monywa Gazette to tell the story of Daw Mi Maw, a widow who was promised a better life in China and then found herself working long hours in a squalid factory for no wages.

She spent everything she had to escape back to Myanmar, but tells of many undocumented Myanmar migrants who are still trapped on the other side.

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By Win Zar Ni Aung

By Win Zar Ni Aung

Win Zar Ni Aung began her journalism career in 2011 and previously worked as deputy chief reporter at Myanmar National Television.
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