The Vietnamese Lawyers who risk their lives to rescue child victims of trafficking
Lawyers working in the legal advocacy department of Hanoi based NGO Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation will rarely be found at their desks. Circumstances demand that their practice goes well beyond the usual remit for lawyers, namely advice and court advocacy. They are involved in planning and executing rescue operations, often across the border into China, of child victims of trafficking. These operations are carried out in conjunction with the authorities, including police, on both sides of the border. It is difficult and dangerous work that has helped to free over 800 people to date.
On the Streets of Hanoi
Every night a team from Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation goes out onto the streets of Hanoi to rescue street children. The children are offered food, emergency shelter and longer term support services. Eventually they will be reunited with their families.