Rescue from illegal goldmine

September 2, 2016

Beaten, forced to dig tunnels for gold, and made to live in a torn tent in the middle of a jungle. That’s what 15 year old ‘Tinh’ and 17 year old ‘Viet’ experienced. Blue Dragon has rescued and reunited them with their families. Tinh is particularly traumatized as he received such severe beatings that Blue Dragon had to take him to see the doctor as soon as he was rescued. Both were left alone in the thick jungle to fend for themselves, and the ‘Bad Man’ would come at intervals to collect their gold in exchange for salt and rice. How much gold did Tinh manage to get in the months he was ? “Only as much as my big toe”.  Read more in the latest Blue Dragon newsletter

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