16 rescued in Nepal
Sixteen women and girls, including two 13-year-olds, have been rescued in Nepal.
Eleven of those rescued met their trafficker online through social media and were being lured out of their home country with promises of marriage or travel. One woman is receiving care at a like-minded organization’s safe home and the others were all reunited with their families.
Rescue Update Archive
46 rescues across three countries
Operations in Nepal, Thailand and the Dominican Republic brought freedom to 46 people.
In Nepal, our operations rescued 38 people including a mother and her 3- and 6-year-old daughters.
Three boys were rescued from labor trafficking in Thailand and their traffickers were arrested.
Two operations in the Dominican Republic rescued five teenagers, ages 13-19, and facilitated the arrest of four individuals responsible for their exploitation.
17-year-old girl rescued – Full story
Thanks to the creative efforts of our rescue agents in an undisclosed country, 17-year-old Sonali is now free! See the full story for details of her rescue!Read Full Story
33 free in Nepal
Border agents intercepted 32 girls and women at the border and a 16-year-old missing girl was found.
At the border, 32 women and girls were rescued as traffickers attempted to lure them out of the country. This included a mother and her two-year-old daughter as well as a group of five friends. Almost half of those rescued had met their trafficker on social media.
The father of a missing 16-year-old girl fought tirelessly to find her and bring her home, informing both the police and our agents of her case. Working with local law enforcement our agents helped locate and rescue her. She is staying in one of our transitional shelters while the investigation against her abuser is underway.
28 girls rescued from sexual exploitation
Twenty-eight girls, ages nine to 17, have accepted our offer of freedom and joined our community care program in an undisclosed country.
They are all from families struggling to survive in poverty. Many, including a 10 and two 12-year-olds, were being abused in exchange for food or money for necessities.
Through our method of interventional rescue, our rescue agents learned of each girl’s situation and coordinated with their families to secure a safe path forward for them.
The survivors will now have the opportunity to pursue an education or vocational training as our caseworkers and health workers journey alongside each girl and their families.
Four girls rescued in undisclosed country
Four girls, ages 14 to 17, have been rescued from sexual exploitation in an undisclosed country in southeast Asia.
L. was lured with the promise of a job then sold into sexual exploitation. Her parents contacted our agents for help after she went missing.
S. was deceived online and then sold to men at motels.
J. was seduced by men via social media then transported to many locations where she was abused and denied contact with her family.
U. had run away from home and was targeted by a trafficker who abused her and sold her to others.
Agents rescued each girl and reunited each one with her family.
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