Following an exhausting and anxious week-long search in China, the Blue Dragon Rescue Team has returned to Vietnam with three young women who were trafficked and sold as brides. Aged 16, 18 and 26, each was taken by a different trafficking ring and sold deep inland in China – one was sent close to the border of Mongolia. The youngest of the three was trafficked two years ago, aged 14. All are safely back in Vietnam now, working with police to have their traffickers found and arrested.
Update: We finish the day with the terrific news that the Blue Dragon Rescue Team has been able able to locate one more Vietnamese woman, aged 23, trafficked to China to be a bride. Four women in all are now headed home, excited to see their families again in coming days.