Thailand is a beautiful country known for its villages, temples, buddhas, and irresistible beaches.

The country, nicknamed the Land of Smiles, values warm community and family.

Population: 68M

Capital: Bangkok

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Destiny Rescue has been an established anti-trafficking presence in Thailand for over a decade. Our rescue agents find and rescue children from sex trafficking mostly through covert rescue but also raids.

 

31%

come to
exploit

Sex trafficking
and exploitation

in Thailand


Thailand is a tourist hotspot, but sadly, about 31% of tourists do not come to embrace its culture but exploit it via its sex industry. The sex industry, which is currently being restricted by Covid-19, is in urban red-light districts and rural areas. Children caught up in this industry are victims of sex trafficking in Thailand.

The sex industry is moving online too. Traffickers market and sell children on social media platforms. Of survivors rescued via covert missions in 2021, 63% were found on the internet.

Often, sex-trafficked children in Thailand are trying to fund their education.

“Ninety-nine per cent of the girls never want to be in this situation,” one of our rescue agents says.

In 2021, our team accomplished:

95

RESCUES

82%

WERE CHILDREN

13

ARRESTS

Latest rescues in Thailand


400
Over 400 men, women and children have been rescued from international labor trafficking since June. Among those rescued were 76 children, some as young as 14 years old.
9
Rescue efforts in three countries in Southeast Asia rescued nine children from sexual exploitation and abuse.
12
Twelve children, ages eight to 17, have been rescued. Five joined our community care program.

Our work in Thailand


Covert Rescue

Our rescue agents go undercover in brothels, bars and on the streets to find children being sexually exploited. Once found, we build trust with them and offer a way out.

Raid Rescues

Our rescue agents identify child sex trafficking victims and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against their traffickers. We then, along with local and federal law enforcement, coordinate a sting operation to rescue the children and arrest perpetrators.

Family Reunification

When safe, we reunite children with their families or community. We also assess each child’s needs to determine if they need further care.


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We operate rescue and reintegration in multiple countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.

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