12 children rescued across three countries in South East Asia
Twelve children, ages eight to 17, have been rescued. Five joined our community care program.
In Thailand, two girls, ages eight and nine were rescued from sexual exploitation.
Five girls, ages 13 to 17 were rescued and joined our community care program in Cambodia. One 13-year-old girl was rescued from a bar. The others were about to leave their village to begin work in similar establishments. Our agents discovered their situation during village canvassing and were able to take action before the children entered the sex industry. Now enrolled in our programs, the children will all receive care that specifically addresses the vulnerabilities that were pressuring them into exploitation with a customized freedom plan.
Five girls in another country in South East Asia were rescued from trafficking and reunited with their families.
Rescue Update Archive
19 rescued from labor trafficking in Asia
Over the month of July, 17 men, a young woman and one 12-year-old boy, were rescued from labor trafficking in two Asian countries where we work.
While we continue to focus on rescuing sexually exploited children, our efforts can lead us to discovering and assisting victims trapped in other forms of human trafficking.
66 souls rescued at the Nepal border
66 people, including 24 children, were rescued over the course of June and July in Nepal.
One of the women rescued had her 4-year-old daughter with her, who invariably would have suffered the same fate as her mother. Two brothers, just 9 and 14 years old, were also rescued from a man claiming to be their uncle. To read about what happens if traffickers make it over the border with their victims, read more on our blog.
Operation in Thailand rescues six girls
The children, all between 15 and 17 years old, were rescued in a single operation from sex trafficking.
We’ve been strengthening our ties with Thai law enforcement agencies so we can continue to save more children more efficiently. To read about our recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government, follow this link.
Two girls rescued during Nepal raid
Two girls, both only 14 years old, were rescued during a sex trafficking raid in Nepal.
The raid not only resulted in freedom for these two brave survivors, but also in the arrest of one perpetrator thanks to our partners in law enforcement.
Four young children rescued from online exploitation in the Philippines
A recent raid led to the rescue of two boys and two girls, all under 13 years old. The youngest girl was only 5 years old.
Three suspects were arrested for exploiting these vulnerable children online. The online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) is a growing problem. Read more here.
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