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Lockdown

Lockdown

Ha had been trafficked and sold; every moment of her life was terrifying. Then her city went into a pandemic lockdown, and suddenly everything became worse. Before all this, a ‘lockdown’ happened during terrorist incidents and bomb scares. Now they’re a part of...

A Shocking Revelation

A Shocking Revelation

Anh’s rescue seemed like a miracle. But at the time she crossed the border back into Vietnam, none of us knew that even greater surprise was yet to come. Anh was taken and sold to a trafficking ring when she was 13, and has spent the last 5 years trapped in a forced...

NFS Vietnam – After lockdown, a narrow escape

NFS Vietnam – After lockdown, a narrow escape

Alang and Chue were glad to see the end of Vietnam’s lockdown. The two young men live in one of the many isolated villages dotting the border region of Vietnam close to China. Now aged 19 and 20, they had grown up together under the magnificent open skies of their...

NFS Vietnam – The Chance

NFS Vietnam – The Chance

Phi ran away from home as soon as he could. For 3 weeks, during Vietnam’s pandemic lockdown, he was inside his family’s timber shack with its dirt floor and asbestos roof, high up in the mountains of northern Vietnam. Phi’s family is desperately poor, and what little...

NFS Vietnam – Your Little Bit

NFS Vietnam – Your Little Bit

It’s hard to NOT feel like the world is broken. For months we’ve been struggling with a global pandemic that has so far claimed over 370,000 lives, shut down countries, decimated whole sectors of the economy, and sparked deep divisions in places where people cannot...

NFS Vietnam – The Challenge Ahead

NFS Vietnam – The Challenge Ahead

People sometimes ask me what a typical day is like at Blue Dragon. I have to answer very honestly that there’s no such thing as a typical day. And this week has been illustrative of that. Early in the week we represented survivors of trafficking in court for a case...

NFS Vietnam – Mothers Day

NFS Vietnam – Mothers Day

Many countries around the world celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday. It’s no international holiday like Christmas or New Year, but for countless millions it’s just as significant. Some women have no interest in having children. Others easily have many. And some struggle...

The story of a 7 year old girl from Northern Thailand

The story of a 7 year old girl from Northern Thailand

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving and unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.  I wanted to share with you an incredible story of freedom, made possible only by the support and donations you continue to provide.  Today I send you...

NFS Vietnam Update – The Secret To Healing

NFS Vietnam Update – The Secret To Healing

I heard a story once about survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York. The story went that there were essentially two categories of survivors. There were those who saw, who watched from their windows or their TV screens or were speaking to the dying over the...

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