400+ rescued from labor trafficking
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.
All had been lured out of Thailand by false job offers and ended up being forced to work in scamming call centers. Their working conditions were brutal – survivors reported being held against their will and electrocuted or subjected to solitary confinement as discipline.
Our rescue team in Thailand has been working tirelessly on these cases since June, in collaboration with other non-profit organizations and government agencies. Their work to rescue these 400+ lives included investigation, rescue operations, travel coordination to repatriate survivors and interviewing assistance.
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.