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Keep up-to-date with the latest Blue Dragon news.

A mother returned home with her baby

“Hien” grew up in a mountainous region in northern Vietnam. It’s a 7 hour motorbike ride from the nearest city to reach her house: a bamboo hut on stilts.  The hut is basic. This is where Hien, her husband and their 2 children live.  Life is unbelievably hard. Being...

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An interview with the Blue Dragon chief lawyer

Ta Ngoc Van is the chief lawyer at Blue Dragon. He leads a team to find, rescue, and represent trafficking victims who have been trapped in slavery. Since October 2018, the team has rescued and assisted 20 victims of a recently discovered form of trafficking: baby...

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A tearful reunion

17-year-old “Xuan” thought she would never see her mother again after spending nearly 5 years of her life enslaved in a forced marriage in China.  As a teenager, Xuan ran away many times to escape from problems at home. One day she met a woman who promised her a...

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Designing a brighter future

If you met “Trang” today, you would never imagine her as the timid child she once was. At the age of 12, Trang was sent to Ho Chi Minh City, in southern Vietnam, to work in a garment factory. For eight months she worked 15-hour days, cutting and sewing garments. Blue...

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From one dragon to another: you too can achieve your dreams!

Tan grew up in Hue, a central province in Vietnam. When he was younger, his parents relied on catching fish and collecting firewood to make ends meet. The region is often hit by bad storms making it difficult to keep a consistent income. Tan’s family was poor, and as...

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Learning to be human again

“I felt like a robot. I was working like a machine. The only thing I knew was how to please the person in front of me. I didn’t know how to read, to write, to cook. Nothing.” “Nhu” grew up in an impoverished family. Both of her parents struggled with mental health...

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Ending exploitation

17-year-old “Nhu” grew up on a houseboat as her parents work as fishermen. Their income is irregular and small, so the family struggles to make ends meet. As the oldest child, Nhu feels responsible for helping her family. She wants to contribute so that they can be...

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Hmong sisters trapped in forced marriages, on the same street

“Phuong” and her family belong to the Hmong ethnic community, and live in the far north of Vietnam. When Phuong was 16 years old she met a man online. They became close friends, meeting up face-to-face and forming a relationship. In Hmong communities it is the custom...

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Good things take time

Two years ago, “Mai'’s reality was very different than it is today. In 2017, at the age of 18, Mai was tricked into going to China for a well-paying job, and was instead sold into a forced marriage. A year later, Blue Dragon assisted her rescue, and then her recovery....

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Dragon Tales August 2019

In this issue: Celebrate the graduation achievements of human trafficking survivors, read about the children’s summer programs, and meet Blue Dragon champions who have changed the lives of children in crisis in Vietnam…

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