CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – As the world watches and mobilizes support, the reports and photos that pour out of the Philippines tell a story of devastation and desperation. Typhoon Haiyan (or "Yolanda" in the Philippines) is likely the strongest ever in recorded history, with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour and gusts of up to 235 miles per hour.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – IJM has been working with Cambodian law enforcement to combat sex trafficking of children since 2003. After years of successfully working together on anti-trafficking operations, IJM became the first NGO to ever sign onto a formal memorandum of understanding with Cambodia's Ministry of Interior in 2010—the government agency that oversees all Cambodian National Police units.
PHONM PENH, CAMBODIA – Last night, IJM helped police rescue girls from two brothels in the heart of Cambodia's capital city. Both brothels fronted as massage parlors and are apparently part of the same criminal network that traffics and sells Vietnamese girls for sex.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – In a complex operation that required precise planning and careful coordination, IJM helped rescue several girls who had been trafficked to four different bars on the same street. When IJM discovered that these bars were selling minors for sex, they passed along the information to the National Bureau of Investigation's Anti-Human Trafficking Division (NBI).