Newest pilot project celebrates its first 5 rescues!
Four children, ages 13-16, have been rescued from sexual exploitation and abuse in our newest project in Africa. The seven-year-old sibling of one survivor was rescued preemptively.
All five children have joined our community care program. They will receive individualized freedom plans, health checks and counseling as they begin their path to freedom.
New projects start in a pilot phase, allowing us to take the first steps of rescue, learn more about the dynamics of sexual exploitation in the region and adapt our programs to the specific needs of survivors.
This new project is located on the edge of a slum in a large city and is staffed by local professionals ready to find and rescue children from the darkest of circumstances. We are incredibly honored to be able to rescue children in this new region and continue alongside them on their journey to stay free over the next months.
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.