COVID-19 UPDATES

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 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...

NFS Vietnam Update – The Field

NFS Vietnam Update – The Field

There’s a story in the Vietnamese newspapers at the moment about 6 boys robbing a man in a guava field near a bus station in Hanoi. When this story first came to our attention at Not For Sale Vietnam, we immediately suspected there was something more to it. You see,...

Co-Founder Update

This week I'd like to provide you updates from several of our projects in the field. The effects that COVID-19 is having on our community of survivors is very real.  Peruvian Amazon Our fishery project deep in the Peruvian Amazon has been crucial to keeping many...

NFS Vietnam Update – Yesterdays Normal

We’ve all been in isolation for – how long now? At this point we’re all thinking about the end of lockdown and social distancing. We just want it to be over and for life to get back to normal.  But… do we really? Is yesterday’s normal something that we aspire to? Or...

Finding happiness

Finding happiness during these difficult times can be hard. That’s one of the lessons I’ve had to remind myself repeatedly during this crisis. Happiness can be there, right in front of me, but I still have to be open to it to actually feel…well, happy. This week I...

Vietnam Update – disBelief

Trang is 24. As the coronavirus pandemic started impacting Vietnam just a few short months ago, she suddenly found herself unable to keep up payments on a small debt she owed. With no prospect of finding a job, Trang was approached by a friend who told her about a job...

NFS Vietnam Update: Rescue in the days of COVID-19

It took Lan more than 4 years to find a chance of escape. In the end, it was the coronavirus that gave her the opportunity to call for help. Trafficked from Vietnam into Hunan province, she was sold to a violent Chinese man who treated her as an object and beat her...