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Child Trafficking Fears for Myanmar

Child Trafficking Fears for Myanmar

 

UNICEF warns of child trafficking as Myanmar opens up to the world.

Child Trafficking Fears for Myanmar

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5:46AM PST on Feb 9, 2013

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5:53AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

Sadly this is becoming commonplace. I would never sell my children even if i was permenantly shelved in neverending doom. As a parent,that is UNACCEPTABLE. One wonders what these children could have made of themselves in a country of opportunity.

10:43PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

Poor little kids. I hate people who would want to make a profit off of child slavery.

1:19PM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

noted

3:25PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

And most in the "first world" hid their heads in the sand and deny that such atrocities occur.

12:47PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

It is not so much the needy children, or even the pimps that create this industry. It is the child predators from wealthy, often foreign, countries.

11:40AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

I am always both sadden and outraged at videos and stories like this one. Is there something UNICEF can do to help? I would gladly donate if I knew this is where they would be helping ALL children and their families. thanks

9:28AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

This is VERY sad. Why can't evil people leave these children ALONE?

3:52PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

very sad..

12:48PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Extreme poverty and lack of income opportunities, in many developing nations, motivate families to sell a child to help the rest of the family survive. Some of these children work in child labor gangs, are sold as slaves, or are forced into prostitution. Myanmar is doing little to protect its vulnerable children, and as more outsiders are welcomed some of these visitors come to buy children ... or kidnap them off the streets where many poor children are roaming alone to look for some means to obtain food. The Ba Xuyen criminal organization, a sort of Asian Mafia, is engaged in extensive kidnapping and buying of children. They are known to have modern day slave auctions where children are auctioned off to the highest bidder as if they were livestock. Typically, the Ba Xuyen bribe local government officials to ignore their illegal activities. The U.N. and other international humanitarian organizations need to effectively deal with the child slavery issue by bringing pressure on governments while also demanding corrective action.

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