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Update from International Justice Mission
posted March 15, 2018

Last November, FAIR’s partner organization International Justice Mission (IJM) was involved in a collaborative rescue of nine children in the Philippines. Here is some of what they shared:

“Nine (9) children in the Philippines are now safe from cybersex trafficking after being rescued by the Philippines National Police in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, supported by IJM and acting on a referral from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). A Saskatchewan man is among the foreign perpetrators.

The nine (9) children (ages ranging from 2 to 9) are all victims of cybersex trafficking, a form of human trafficking rampant in the Philippines that is devastating the lives of young and vulnerable Filipino children.”

Last year, FAIR announced the Rebuilding Innocence appeal in partnership with IJM. This appeal sought to raise $120,000 to address the need for permanent homes for children rescued from cybersex trafficking in the Philippines through the launch of a pilot foster program. The response of Fellowship churches was evidence of their desire to see restoration in the lives of the young victims of this injustice. As of December 2017, FAIR had received over $170,000 towards the establishment of the specialized foster care program through this appeal. It was deemed appropriate that the additional funds raised be put towards an assessment centre to increase the sensitivity, speed, and effectiveness of evaluation of the children after rescue and before placement into loving homes.

To learn more about IJM, and for additional information on FAIR’s other partner organizations, click HERE