30 rescued at the border
Our team rescued 30 people at the border of Nepal. Among them was a 13-year-old girl who met her trafficker on Facebook.
The child and her new ‘friend’ – a 20-year-old male – began chatting on Facebook two months ago. After she told him about her family’s financial problems, he offered her a job in a neighboring country. He also declared his love for her and convinced her to run away without telling her parents.
When questioned at the border, they claimed to be brother and sister traveling to see her parents. Our staff became suspicious and soon uncovered the ruse.
She was counseled on human trafficking and reunited with her parents. Her trafficker was released after her parents declined to press charges.
Rescue Update Archive
Raid rescues 36 people in South Asia
36 people, including 29 children, were rescued from horrific captivity during a single raid in collaboration with law enforcement.
After being tipped off to suspicious activity in a particular building, our brave rescue agents posed as utility workers who needed to check something within the structure. Continue reading.
Six Children Rescued in South Asia
Three separate raids rescue six girls from sex trafficking.
Raids rescue 10 in the Philippines from sex trafficking
Two raids in collaboration with Filipino law enforcement rescued ten people, half of whom were children, from sex trafficking.
Those children were between 15 and 17 years old. Both raids took place on the same day and led to the arrest of two traffickers. To read about another case in the Philippines that led to two arrests in the same day, visit our blog.
27 rescued in the Dominican Republic
Our collaborations with law enforcement over the summer rescued 21 children and six adults in the Dominican Republic.
Our agents in the Dominican Republic have been busy! Working in collaboration with law enforcement, our teams were part of 20 operations that rescued 27 people between 8 and 34 years old.
19 perpetrators were arrested in these operations.
To read more about our increased caseload in the area, click here.
14 children rescued from sex trafficking in Asia
14 girls, all between the ages of 13 and 17, were rescued from sexual exploitation.
Most of these children, who are now safe in one of our Residential Care homes, were forced to sell their bodies just to keep from starving. To learn how we offer freedom in these situations, read here.