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The other impact of COVID-19: human trafficking cases are on the rise

The other impact of COVID-19: human trafficking cases are on the rise

This year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons arrives at a particularly concerning time: the financial hardship created by the coronavirus pandemic has increased the vulnerability to trafficking of entire communities in Vietnam, and caused an upswing in the... hello
Walking to give youth a future

Walking to give youth a future

The 2020 Blue Dragon Marathon Walk will be a virtual event, so that anyone in the world can join. Here’s why the Walk is so important to the lives of young people in crisis. For 16-year-old Hien, the cooking course she is taking to become a chef is much more than just... hello
4,750 kilometres

4,750 kilometres

4,750 kilometres.  That was the distance separating Anh from her family for 5 long years. The teenager found herself sold into a forced ‘marriage’ on the other side of the Asian continent when she was just 14 years old. Held against her will and terrified, she feared... hello
Vietnam remains on State Department Watchlist for Human Trafficking

Vietnam remains on State Department Watchlist for Human Trafficking

The US State Department’s annual Trafficking In Person’s (TIP) report makes an invaluable contribution to the otherwise limited body of knowledge of human trafficking in every country around the world. This 20th report, issued in late June, once again provides a... hello
The scars of spending half a lifetime in slavery

The scars of spending half a lifetime in slavery

Huong has spent longer in slavery than she has been able to enjoy freedom. The 43-year-old mother of two was trafficked to China when she was 20 years old. With the support of Blue Dragon, she was finally able to return to Vietnam two weeks ago. Huong didn’t have an... hello
Blue Dragon vs Coronavirus: Part 2

Blue Dragon vs Coronavirus: Part 2

Time to rebuild   The images of Vietnam today are in striking contrast to just a few weeks ago, when quiet city streets, closed cafes and stores, and empty schools were the norm.  While most of the world continues with social distancing and lockdown, Vietnam... hello

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