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In coming weeks, Blue Dragon will reach the milestone of 1,000 people rescued from slavery. Many people wonder exactly how we conduct these rescues. While we have to be careful about revealing operational information that might put our staff or others in danger, there... hello
As she was nearing the border, Ha Le started getting nervous. She was inside the van with the others: 5 more women from her province who, like her, had agreed to make the trip north to China. Ha Le is heavily pregnant. The baby’s father disappeared from the scene the... hello
Minh was 13 and collecting scrap on the streets of Hanoi when we met him. It was at Dong Xuan market, a city landmark, where a Blue Dragon volunteer saw Minh with a bag of scrap metal and invited him for a bowl of noodles. Minh was ravenously hungry, and he still... hello
When Anh was rescued from slavery in June, she returned to Vietnam hoping to start life over. Trafficked at age 13, she was held captive in a forced marriage in Inner Mongolia for 5 years. Her rescue was complex and dangerous, and Blue Dragon brought her home to a... hello
Trong is about to start out on an amazing new chapter in his life. He was 15 when he first came to Blue Dragon. He had left his home in the countryside and made his way to the streets of Hanoi. Trong’s mother had died, and he was living in extreme poverty. There just... hello
Son is 12, but if you saw him you’d swear he’s just 8 or 9. He’s a tiny kid, and bursting with personality. His favorite shoes are bright red with spikes on the sides, and he has a confidence that strikes everyone he meets. Son is a victim of COVID-19. Not that he was... hello