Forced Labor Slavery

More than 500 Free from Slavery in IJM’s Largest Operation Ever

CHENNAI – Today, 512 children, women and men are living in freedom after being rescued from a brick kiln in IJM's largest anti-slavery operation ever. Sparked by a brother's desperate plea, the operation brought freedom to nearly 400 forced to work in the kiln – including 23 children, the youngest only 8 years old – and their dependents, either too old and frail or too young and weak to work, but still held captive within the factory's walls.

A call for help, three states away