First-Ever Rock Concert at Angkor Wat Temple Raises Awareness about Human Trafficking
More than 1,200 fans spilled from the bleachers to the edge of the jungle to hear The Click Five from the U.S., Placebo from the U.K., Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik, Australian pop star
“We’re here to call attention to human trafficking, a form of slavery that is as big a problem today as perhaps anytime in history,” Placebo lead singer
USAID is supporting the MTV EXIT campaign in
U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Piper A. Campbell told the crowd to be wary of job offers that seemed too good to be true and urged them to report suspected traffickers to authorities, community leaders or non-governmental organizations. Volunteers distributed MTV EXIT anti-trafficking bracelets and wallet-sized leaflets in the Khmer language with hotline numbers to concert goers.
MTV EXIT Director
SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development