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3,000 Children Enslaved in Britain After Being Trafficked From Vietnam


World  (tags: Britain, UK, children, trafficked, Vietnamese, criminal gangs, nail bars, brothels, cannabis factories, garment factories, private homes )

Sheryl
- 1362 days ago - theguardian.com
Vietnamese children in forced labour in the UK, used for financial gain by criminal gangs running cannabis factories, nail bars, garment factories, brothels and private homes.



   

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Animae C (507)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 7:22 am
"British authorities are unable to keep up with the speed at which UK-based Vietnamese gangs are recruiting and exploiting children for use in other criminal enterprises such as gun-smuggling, crystal meth production and prostitution rings."

And what's bloody Cameron doing about it?!?!?!?!?
 

M B (62)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 7:30 am
how sad ------
thank you for posting, Dandelion
 

Sue H (7)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 9:10 am
What a shame.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 9:11 am
Good question AniMae. Seems like they are all too busy trying to placate to the most wealthy that they forget that they have a Country full of people that need attention.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 11:29 am
Answer: Not bloody much.
Cameron is more concerned with cutting a deficit by imposing austerity measures everywhere he can than dealing in child crime.

Sharing this on facebook and twittersphere.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 29, 2015, 4:09 am
No one is more superior than others
 

Shirley Layfield (3)
Friday May 29, 2015, 5:49 am
Those poor kids, this is shocking!
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday May 29, 2015, 7:01 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 29, 2015, 10:37 am
This is awful, & should never happen
 

Janet B (0)
Friday May 29, 2015, 12:29 pm
Thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday May 29, 2015, 2:04 pm
This article is just heartbreaking. Why does the UK police and government not try to help them? Instead these poor kids get thrown in jail.
About Hien, when the police finally released him, where did they release him to? This boy has nowhere to go.
What kind of world we are living in?
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday May 29, 2015, 2:53 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
Yes, this is tragic! Even worse, this is an article about one instance. Exploitation of human rights, especially children, is happening on a worldwide basis. In my opinion, human traffickers are worse than drug traffickers; although the two often go hand-in-hand.
 

marie C (163)
Friday May 29, 2015, 3:42 pm
I have been all over the world I have quoted many times Vietnam was the cruelest place I have ever been to not only to animals but also to children in UK they live in closed ghettos impossible to get into Yes something must be done but what they close up They rarely mix with any other nationallities and most do not even speak English .
Please don't jump to conclusions things are often not what they appear
Thank God Labor is finished in UK they have totally destroyed my country
One of the problems with USA is they have tried helping everyone and look at the mess of their own medical system A country must be strong
Birgit words are cheap help means cash cash cash cash it has to come from somewhere yes its a nice dream I agree but in 2015 we have to face harsh realities food banks old people freezing all because of the Bliar
Government we have a long way to go clearing their mess
 

Roslyn McBride (30)
Friday May 29, 2015, 5:25 pm
Noted - join Walk Free, they deal with these situations.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday May 29, 2015, 6:18 pm
And we complain about ISIS!
 

David B (34)
Friday May 29, 2015, 6:26 pm
as I've said before , until we start to approach the criminals on their own level nothing is ever going to change .they do not deserve to have proper justice served too them .I'm sure the law knows many of them , and it's time to come down on them as heavy as they do the children. and please don't tell me we shouldn't lower ourselves . if we don't then as I said nothing will change .they deserve everything we could give them , whether it's life in prison or death on the street . it's really time to stop being fair to those who don't deserve it and who exploit children and look at them as a cash product . it's time for no more Mr. nice guy . thank you for sharing Dandelion G.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 1:33 am
Noted
 

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 4:40 am
Dandelion I just posted the same story
 

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 4:44 am
Shared

This is outrageous and sickening it MUST STOP
 

marie C (163)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 5:57 am
Mary Donnelly Yes I agree the Vietnamese gangs are also evil just in a different way from Isis green star on the way
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 8:31 am
We have people who came from Vietnam to the United States and have done very well with making a life here. I'm sure that many families keep some traditions but our Country also helped them with programs that taught English and their own places of worship helped them understand the new culture they were in, like we don't eat dogs and cats here.

So with the help of Government, private, and their own people, all combined to make a better outcome for many of them. Like all groups of people, some are not doing so good, others are like many here in the USA, in struggle, and some have done very well for themselves. It takes many hands to help immigrants adapt to their new home, and maybe because we've always been a Country of immigrants we might do it better, although we are far from perfect.

As to how our health system is going, that has nothing to do with immigrants, it has everything to do with the Greedy Heartless Ones who are jacking up the prices in the Private health CareLESS system. Denying more people from being able to be part of the system due to stipulations like pre-existing conditions or not paying for more and more medical procedures while at the same time Big Pharma charging us higher prices for medicine than anywhere else in the world. We've been gorged by the Private Health CareLESS system. On top of it the Elites have found more and more ways to not pay taxes, from pushing to get the tax codes changed, to hiding their income in offshore tax havens, to paying lower and lower wages, so that those who can't afford private health insurance also can't get the help they need on the poor people's insurance.

The Vietnamese people have had a hard road to walk between all of the wars by other Countries invading onto their lands and such. We must not condemn all people in one brushstroke, and if people are in another land it would make it better for everyone if people could reach out to them rather than ignore them. Think how we all would feel if we were suddenly having bombs dropped all around us, had most our family killed, then ended up in another Country we can't understand the language, culture, and have no friends. But this subject wasn't on the overall people of Vietnam it was how children are being taken from Vietnam and ending up in the UK. This is something that has to be addressed in a serious way.

Sorry Rose, I don't know who posted first.......but if it reaches more eyes than that is good. Knowledge is key and once the knowledge is out there perhaps people will try to get something done to improve these children's conditions. Is not their fault that adults take advantage of them, no matter where they adults live or nationality.
 

Sam E M (0)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 12:51 pm
I had no idea this was going on, the numbers are absolutely staggering, and horrifying. How did it get so far and so bad with little being done about it? All those poor children knowing nothing but suffering and exploitation with not much hope of a better future as things stand. Drastic measures are called for to stop this now before it gets even worse.
 

marie C (163)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 3:27 pm
Sorry Dandelion I should not have changed the thread remembering my horror stories of my time spent there but it is something I will probably never get over
Please except my apologies
I agree drastic measures are needed fast
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 3:58 pm
I think there are things in this world that would terrify us all....it is time to open these dark ways of every country and drag them all into the light to be seen. The only way to put an end to evil is for it to be know to everyone.TY!
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 4:55 pm
Shocking
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 4:55 pm
Shicking
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 7:47 pm
It is interesting to me that the Country that was instrumentally in making slavery illegal over a hundred years ago, is still having this issue. But, then, this is a global issue.
 

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Sunday May 31, 2015, 9:53 am
Boy oh boy we humans sure love to cause pain and suffering.
 

Gillian M (11)
Sunday May 31, 2015, 10:57 am
One cannot blame the British authorities for something over which they have little control. Often, it is not until the person is arrested that it is known that they are there illegally and trafficked. If the person refuses to admit that they have been trafficked then the courts' hands are tied.

I have been working on human rights.trafficking etc for many years and the surface is only beginning to be scratched on this subject. After all, this has been going on for centuries, which includes America until recently and Australia up to the mid 1960s (orphans from Barnados). And did you know that this is ongoing in the Muslim controlled countries, there are over 20 million slaves there. People are dying to build the football stadium in Qatar and almost no-one was interested when I posted that story!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday May 31, 2015, 4:37 pm
I've noted and commented on a story about Qatar, not sure if it was your story or someone else who also placed it on. Unfortunately, the trend on C2 in the last few years has been a big emphasis on the animal stories. When I first came onto C2 we use to have a lot of people that paid attention to the human rights issues and the animals. I am not sure why people are much more interested only in animals and not both, as both also impact directly or in an indirect way upon the animals.
 

Melania P (123)
Monday June 1, 2015, 4:53 pm
Sick bastards!!!
 
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