32 rescued in one week across five countries
Employing all of our various rescue methods, agents in five countries rescued 32 girls and women in one week.
Seventeen girls and women, ages 14 to 32, were rescued from human trafficking at the Nepal border.
Two survivors in Thailand and two in Uganda have chosen freedom and joined our community care programs! The girls were 16 and 17 years old.
Five teens in Cambodia were rescued from the sex industry via covert rescue. Two girls, ages 15 and 19 were sisters.
A raid in southeast Asia freed six girls, ages 14 to 19, from sex trafficking and facilitated the arrest of their trafficker.
Rescue Update Archive
14 girls rescued in Cambodia in one month
In May, 14 girls, ages 13 to 19, were rescued in Cambodia - the highest number of rescues in a month since lockdowns began in 2020.
Rescue and reintegration teams in Cambodia collaborate to rescue children from the sex industry.
Our training-on-the-job program provides safe jobs for survivors* after rescue. We pre-emptively line up these roles to enable survivors to leave the sex industry without being left financially vulnerable.
Learn more about this approach by reading Makara’s story, a survivor from Cambodia this year.
*Survivors younger than legal working age are enrolled in school while a family member receives job training.
16 children rescued across three countries in Asia
Our rescue efforts throughout Asia rescued 16 girls, ages 12 to 16, from sexual exploitation.
Seven survivors have entered one of our residential homes. The remaining nine have been reunited with their families or referred to other care options.
Two rescues and two arrests in the Dominican Republic
Two girls, ages three and 15, have been rescued from sexual abuse in the Dominican Republic.
Our agents collaborated with the police to find and arrest the alleged perpetrators in both cases. The children are now both safe with their families.
Raid rescues nine children in Thailand
An operation in partnership with Thailand's government rescued nine children from sex trafficking in Thailand.
Agents discovered the children, ages 14 to 17, being sexually exploited in a bar and worked to build a case with Thailand law enforcement. Together the teams coordinated the children’s rescue. The operation was a success and the children are now safe and have been placed in the care of a like-minded shelter.
13 rescued and on their paths to freedom in Uganda
Eleven girls ages 14 to 18 and two 16-year-old boys have been rescued in Uganda.
The children have all been enrolled in our reintegration programs. Seven will live in one of our residential homes and six have joined our community care program which allows them to live independently while they attend our classes.
Next steps for the survivors include health checks and trauma rehabilitation classes. Caseworkers and counselors will work with each survivor and his or her family on their customized freedom plan.