COVID-19 UPDATES

Morphing

Has COVID-19 slowed down the global trade in human beings? With the world reeling from the impact of the coronavirus, we should be seeing a glimmer of hope in this fight against trafficking. After all, in this current situation the movement of people is much more...

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 – 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 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...