31 people were rescued from human traffickers at the Nepal Border
Our heroic border agents stopped human traffickers from escaping the country with 31 victims!
The traffickers had targeted victims of all ages, most of whom were young adults, but we also managed to rescue 5 children. Two of the children, just 2 and 7 years old, were being trafficked out with their mothers.
Traffickers in Nepal lure their victims with promises of love, lucrative careers, or a better life. Once our agents shed light on their true purpose, victims and their families rarely prosecute the criminals because of the shame that comes with the admission.
But one of these brave families decided to press charges this time, and the trafficker was arrested! We hope more families will follow their lead in putting these traffickers behind bars. You can read more about Rescue at the border on our blog.
Rescue Update Archive
Seven girls rescued in Kenya
Seven children were rescued through our work in Kenya.
While a few were rescued from situations in which they faced the continual threat of sex crimes, most were forced to sell their bodies just to survive. For a look at the typical conditions that drive children to these extremes, read more here.
19 rescued from labor trafficking in Asia
Over the month of July, 17 men, a young woman and one 12-year-old boy, were rescued from labor trafficking in two Asian countries where we work.
While we continue to focus on rescuing sexually exploited children, our efforts can lead us to discovering and assisting victims trapped in other forms of human trafficking.
66 souls rescued at the Nepal border
66 people, including 24 children, were rescued over the course of June and July in Nepal.
One of the women rescued had her 4-year-old daughter with her, who could have suffered the same fate as her mother. Two brothers, just 9 and 14 years old, were also rescued from a man claiming to be their uncle. To read about what happens if traffickers make it over the border with their victims, read more on our blog.
Operation in Thailand rescues six girls
The children, all between 15 and 17 years old, were rescued in a single operation from sex trafficking.
We’ve been strengthening our ties with Thai law enforcement agencies so we can continue to save more children more efficiently. To read about our recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government, follow this link.
Two girls rescued during Nepal raid
Two girls, both only 14 years old, were rescued during a sex trafficking raid in Nepal.
The raid not only resulted in freedom for these two brave survivors, but also in the arrest of one perpetrator thanks to our partners in law enforcement.