37 rescued at the border – including a four-year-old girl


Thirty-seven people were rescued from human trafficking at the border of Nepal, including a four-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her uncle.

Before the child went missing, she lived with her older sisters at home while her parents worked abroad. Her uncle began visiting regularly, bringing her gifts. She grew attached and would do anything he said.

One day, he visited and disappeared with the child.

Our rescue agents spotted them traveling through the border and asked a line of questions. Our team soon became suspicious of them after their stories didn’t match. Investigators contacted her parents, who informed us that the child had gone missing and everyone in her community was looking for her.

She was cared for in our temporary home until her parents could arrange for her to return home safely.

Rescue Update Archive

7 Girls Rescued in Cambodia


Seven girls were rescued from sexual exploitation and trafficking.

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The girls, who were all between 13 and 16 years old, have all enrolled in Freedom Plans to help them stay free. To read the story of one Cambodian survivor who became a RESCUER, check out our blog.

6-year-old Rescued from Online Sexual Exploitation


A 6-year-old girl was rescued from online sexual exploitation in the Philippines.

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The child, along with an 8-year-old who was at risk of exploitation, was placed into the care of local child welfare services to begin her healing journey. An at-risk adult was also rescued and returned home. The perpetrator of this horrible crime was arrested. Look for the full story coming soon on our blog.

The online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) is a growing global problem. To learn more about the issue, read up here.

9 Girls Rescued in the Dominican Republic


Nine girls between 10 and 16 years are now safe from their abusers.

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The children were rescued in nine separate cases of criminal sexual abuse. Our agents aided law enforcement by conducting surveillance and interviews and by aiding in the actual raids.

All nine abusers were arrested and the girls have been returned home.

116 People Rescued All Along Nepal’s Border


116 people were rescued over the course of a few weeks.

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Agents at multiple border checkpoints across several districts contributed to these rescues. Our border agents stopped the survivors, who included three mothers travelling with their young children, before traffickers could smuggle them across the border. To learn about what might’ve awaited them on the other side, check out our blog.

9 Rescued from Sex Trafficking in Asia


Nine survivors are no longer being exploited after bravely accepting our offer of freedom.

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Two of the survivors, both 18, chose to join their 17-year-old friend when we offered to usher her out of exploitation in a bar. All the survivors have been enrolled in Freedom Plans.

Four entered Residential Care, where they stay in our homes and five entered Community Care, where they stay with family or guardians while both groups attend our programming. For a better understanding of how Freedom Plans work, learn more here.