IJM Chennai: Government Leader Rescues a Dozen from Slavery, Says “This Makes My Work Noble”

CHENNAI, INDIA – Last week IJM helped rescue families that had been enslaved for about six years. Eleven adults and a 15-year-old boy were forced to work in the woodcutting operation; the small children were growing up in this life of slavery, with no hope of another future in sight. The families were moved from place to place, cutting thorny bushes and chopping logs into wood at each new worksite. Sometimes they also had to do construction work on the owner's house.

IJM Delhi’s First Operation Brings Rescue Despite Angry Mob, Freezing Cold, More Challenges

DELHI, INDIA – On the second day of the new year, IJM helped rescue 33 people from a life of slavery in a brick factory. Twenty-eight people, including children as young as 5, received release certificates that emancipate them from slavery.

The rescue operation was the first of the year for IJM—and it was the first ever for IJM Delhi.

In the Middle of Typhoon Nari, IJM Helps Bring Rescue and Arrest Traffickers

PAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES – As Typhoon Nari bore down on the Philippines this fall, the destruction made global headlines. But far below the headlines, another drama was playing out against the background of the torrential downpour and power outages.

In the midst of the typhoon, six young women were being rescued from the bar where they had been trafficked and sold for sex.

The entertainment bar was located in the heart of the red-light district in Angeles City, an internationally known destination for sex tourism.