A Somalian girl has become the first child victim reported to be smuggled into England for organ harvesting
A young girl has been smuggled out of Africa and sold for organ harvesting, authorities have revealed.
It is the first case of a child being trafficked into England for the express intention of providing organs for people desperate for a transplant, reports have emerged today
The girl, whose identity has been protected, was taken from Somalia and smuggled into England so that her organs could be removed and sold.
A English government report revealed human trafficking has reached record levels, rising by 50 per cent in the last year.
Of the 371 children exploited, most of them were used as slaves or were sexually abused.
They included 95 children from Vietnam, 67 from Nigeria and 25 from China, with other victims coming from Romania and Bangladesh.
The report also said 20 English girls had been victims of human trafficking, in cases where they were raped and exploited by gangs of Asian men.
In 2012, an adult woman was reported as the first case of a human brought to the UK by an organised gang with the intention of removing her organs and selling them on.
According to the World Health Organisation an international shortage of organs for transplantation has led to a black market for organ trading, as well as “organ transplant tourism”.
The WHO says payment for organs “is likely to take unfair advantage of the poorest and most vulnerable groups, undermines altruistic donation and leads to profiteering and human trafficking”.
Kidneys are the most trafficked organ, because one can be removed with the patient still being able to live a healthy life.
Around 7,000 kidneys are illegally trafficked annually. Illegal organ trading nets more than $1 billion each year. That is £649,525,000 GBP
Frankly this is disgusting, I believe we all should be donors and allow stem cell research to save lives. In the UK/Scotland, England and Wales we actually have some of the more progressive Stem Cell research laws and guidelines and allow it - unlike in the US were your religious IDIOTS have far too much say. http://www.eurostemcell.org/regulations/regulation-stem-cell-research-united-kingdom Again thinking from thousands of years ago disallow stem cell research, and what happens? Kids are stolen, bought, killed and used for organs to save kids in rich Countries, this happens all over. As usual, do your own research if you don’t believe me. This is so sad and so unnecessary, if we all donated our organs after death, we would stop this illegal trade in stealing and killing kids from poor countries to save kids/people in rich countries, in it’s tracks!!
This is something we CAN all help change. But we will say it’s shocking, be upset for the poor girls and not do anything else. All the people in my house will donate after death, it is right, and it allows a part of people who pass to live. I know a girl who died and her heart was given to a young boy, the parents of the girl who dies treat this boy like family and both families are very close. When, I ASK will we, as a species DO THE RIGHT THINGS and stop living in laws 4,000 years old. Well done the UK for being progressive in stem cell research
The human trafficking industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and not just for organ harvesting. Labor, sex, you name it – if a slave can be used, there’s a supply for the demand. Did you know both the UK and Canada have a 14 year maximum sentence for human trafficking? A recent case in US Federal Court found a trafficker guilty of 12 charges – he was sentenced to a total of 3 years in prison. Don’t believe me? http://www.fbi.gov/omaha/press-releases/2013/new-jersey-man-sentenced-on-sex-trafficking-charges
THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH OUR WORLD. WHO DO WE BLAME? I am PLEADING for opinions here..
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