37 rescued at the border – including a four-year-old girl

Thirty-seven people were rescued from human trafficking at the border of Nepal, including a four-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her uncle.

Before the child went missing, she lived with her older sisters at home while her parents worked abroad. Her uncle began visiting regularly, bringing her gifts. She grew attached and would do anything he said.

One day, he visited and disappeared with the child.

Our rescue agents spotted them traveling through the border and asked a line of questions. Our team soon became suspicious of them after their stories didn’t match. Investigators contacted her parents, who informed us that the child had gone missing and everyone in her community was looking for her.

She was cared for in our temporary home until her parents could arrange for her to return home safely.

Rescue Update Archive

9 Rescued from Sex Trafficking in Asia

Nine survivors are no longer being exploited after bravely accepting our offer of freedom.

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Two of the survivors, both 18, chose to join their 17-year-old friend when we offered to usher her out of exploitation in a bar. All the survivors have been enrolled in Freedom Plans.

Four entered Residential Care, where they stay in our homes and five entered Community Care, where they stay with family or guardians while both groups attend our programming. For a better understanding of how Freedom Plans work, learn more here.

5 Kids Rescued in Southeast Asia

Five girls between the ages of 14 and 16 were rescued in collaboration with law enforcement.

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3 Rescued from Labor Trafficking in Asia

Three young men are now free from harsh forced labor.

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Three young men were victims of a growing international trend in labor trafficking: they were forced to work in abysmal conditions in call centers, before our agents found and rescued them. Each has been safely returned to his home country.

Learn more about this dark and growing form of labor trafficking.

9 Children Rescued in Kenya

Nine children no longer face sex trafficking and exploitation in Kenya.

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The rescued children include eight girls between 14 and 17 years old and one 12-year-old boy. The kids, all enrolled in Freedom Plans, are working with our compassionate team to forge new, stable lives free of exploitation. To hear from a survivor in Kenya, click here.

6 Former Victims Begin New Lives

Five children and one 18-year-old were rescued from sex trafficking in Cambodia.

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