Nepal is best known for gigantic, snowy mountains and warm, welcoming people where 80% live in villages in rural areas.

Nepal, sandwiched between two nations, has thousands of travellers sweeping in and out daily through its border stations circling the country.

Population: 29M

Language: Nepali

TIP: Tier 2

 

Destiny Rescue’s agents, authorized by local governments and border police, monitor Nepal’s border and conduct routine interviews with the goal of preventing vulnerable women and girls from crossing if the interviews suggest they’re at risk of trafficking or exploitation.
Those we rescue at the border are often being lured by a trafficker offering them a false promise abroad. We’re honored to have the opportunity to rescue so many vulnerable individuals thanks to strong relationships with district governments and local authorities.

In 2022, our anti-trafficking work in Nepal accomplished:

23,000

INTERVIEWS AT THE BORDER

920

RESCUES

13

RAIDS

46%

OF FAMILIES IN RURAL
AREAS LIVE IN POVERTY

Sex trafficking
and exploitation

Nepal


Unsuspecting women and children, and sometimes men, are trafficked out of Nepal every day. The combined efforts of our border monitoring rescues about three people a day.

Traffickers typically target people who are poor and lack education. Once found, they offer them a perfect antidote: marriage or a well-paying job abroad. If the target slips through our hands at the border, her future is bleak. The victims will likely be sold for sex or trapped in forced labour.


Increasingly, traffickers are using social media to target and groom their Nepali victims. In 2022, 46% of human trafficking survivors we rescued in Nepal had met their trafficker on social media.

 

Recent rescues in Nepal


33
Twenty-six girls and seven boys were rescued at the Nepal border before traffickers could sneak them out of the country.
43
Border agents rescued 43 people from traffickers attempting to lure them out of the country.
24
24 people were rescued from human traffickers in Nepal earlier this year.

Our work in Nepal


Border Rescue

Our rescue agents monitor key border-crossing checkpoints. They investigate and intervene in instances of human trafficking across the border.

Raid Rescues

Rescue agents are involved in operations with local law enforcement to rescue individuals out of both labor and sex trafficking and arrest their traffickers.

Transitional Shelter

We provide temporary living space, meals and care to rescued girls waiting for their families to bring them back home.

Family Reunification

After rescuing a survivor, our teams help families reunite and return home together.

Follow Up

Caseworkers contact girls and their families via phone to make sure they are safe and free in the months after rescue.


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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. 

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