Cambodia not only captures hearts through lush islands and ancient temples but through the warm smiles of its people.
Khmer people have suffered from a brutal communist party, killing 1.5 million citizens in the 1970s. Yet, its people today overflow with love.
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Child Rescue supports the rescue of children from sex trafficking in Cambodia and helps them stay free. The reintegration services offered are culturally-relevant and focus on each child’s future. Kids also experience Christ’s love and care from servant-hearted staff.
Cambodia might be a place of beautiful sights and culture, but some of its people live in hopelessness.
The sex industry in Cambodia finds and takes advantage of poor, vulnerable children. Young girls without many opportunities fall prey to jobs in beer gardens and karaoke bars that soon turn into a life of sexual exploitation.
In 2022, our anti-trafficking work in Cambodia accomplished:
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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.
Community care is a service where survivors live at home and follow a reintegration program called a Freedom Plan. They’re also given nutritional, medical and emotional support and vocational training.
Our reintegration team creates personalised plans for each child after their rescue to help them stay free. These plans involve reducing a child’s vulnerabilities such as debt, lack of education or mental-health concerns while providing new opportunities for growth and stability.
We team up with many businesses and organisations that can provide children with quality education or safe employment.
We operate rescue and reintegration programs in multiple countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.Learn More
Stories from Cambodia
More Rescues than Ever Before
2022 was a year of record growth for Destiny Rescue, an organisation whose work in Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines Child Rescue…Read Story
Sisters Exit the Sex Trade, Turn Back to Save Others
After months of hard work, Sophea was finally free from exploitation. But that wasn’t enough: her little sister still faced abusers every…Read Story
Rescue in broad daylight
Dedicated agents and caseworkers are making a difference in Cambodia …Read Story
The three secrets behind a successful covert rescue
It’s not easy rescuing girls making “lots of money” at bars. …Read Story
Church musician hangs up his guitar to join team in Cambodia
When his friend told him about our mission, he had to act. …Read Story
What’s a covert rescue in Cambodia?
Learn how our efforts are allowing for rescue agents go undercover and find exploited children in red-light districts. …Read Story
Makara’s story: Survivor takes first steps towards her dream of owning a coffee shop
Before her 16th birthday, she fled the sex industry. …Read Story
A survivor’s journey through the eyes of our team
Catch a glimpse of what team members see daily in their relentless anti-trafficking work….Read Story
A record-breaking year of rescue and reintegration
The milestone is thanks to rapid expansion across our project nations….Read Story
Three shining lights in Cambodia
Three stories of hope and bright futures from survivors in Cambodia….Read Story
The power of social media: why some girls enter the sex industry to buy coffee and clothes
Online pictures of snacks and models are typically harmless, but they can have a harmful, peculiar effect on kids in developing countries….Read Story
Daily life at our home in Cambodia
The daily routine of our residential home is not exclusive to those living in the dorm rooms upstairs. Survivors in community care…Read Story
The art of undercover rescue in Cambodia
It is near impossible to rescue a girl from sex trafficking in Cambodia, yet our rescue agents continue to do it. What…Read Story
Something to be proud of: Nuon’s story
“What is something you are proud of recently?” asks our translator to a survivor in our care. The question is translated into her…Read Story
Rescue surge: 33 people rescued across four countries in four days
Amidst the difficulties of this year, Destiny Rescue was able to rescue 33 people across four countries in four days. This latest…Read Story
Nary’s new beginning
In January, government officials handed Destiny Rescue’s social workers a troubling case. Nary was living with her impoverished family while being exploited…Read Story
Debunking classic myths about child sex trafficking
Child Rescue has drawn on nearly 20 years of international experience to explain the basic reality of child sex trafficking in Southeast…Read Story
24 Girls Graduate Salon-Training Programs
These brave girls have overcome obstacles that would seem insurmountable to some. If you read closely you will see enormous victory in…Read Story
Achariya: Seamstress and Mother
Achariya is one of many girls who has come through Destiny Rescue’s program and has since gone on to flourish at this…Read Story
Laekena: Salon Owner
It is 8:00 am on a Tuesday morning. She pulls back the large cream bi-folding doors that give her salon its indoor-outdoor…Read Story
Rachanna: Graphic Designer
Rachana came to Destiny Rescue around nine months ago. When she first arrived, Rachana tried to figure out what she was good…Read Story
Srey Ny: A Success Story
The counselor’s phone rang. Not sure who was calling, she answered immediately….Read Story
Ripple Effect: One Girl, One Well One Village
Water. It’s such a simple thing, but often those of us who live in developed nations do not think about it….Read Story