Impact story

The Climate Change-Modern Slavery Nexus in Cambodia

Atith stokes the fire of a kiln at night to minimise the extreme temperatures he faces. Workers experience severe dehydration, heat exhaustion, and even premature death.
This photograph is the original work of Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom. © 2018 Royal Holloway, University of London.

Focuses on Cambodian brick kilns to examine how a high vulnerability to climate change can facilitate trafficking into new industries and greater susceptibility to modern slavery.

Focus projects: 

Principal Investigator: Katherine Ann Brickell. Lead Organisation: Royal Holloway, University of London

Co Investigators: Mark Sithirith (CARE Cambodia); Laurie Parsons (Independant Anti-Slavery Comissioner)