Archive for July, 2009

Homelessness

July 20, 2009

Family Homelessness (Scary)

Compassion

July 20, 2009

Compassion on children

Child slavery in Haiti

July 19, 2009

Child slavery in Haiti

Drugs in South Africa

July 16, 2009

Crack houses

Future Hope (George Muller)

July 16, 2009

WE AS GOD’S PEOPLE CANNOT PASS BY ON THE OTHER SIDE.

George Muller

Faith of George Muller

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Part 3 of 6

Part 4 of 6

Part 5 of 6

Part 6 of 6

Troubling info on sex trafficking (Shocking how much is she worth)

July 15, 2009

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Technical info on a child’s ageing after abduction

Skin Trade in South Africa (Prostitution)

July 15, 2009

Brothels in South Africa run with foreign prostitutes.

Thai Prostitutes coming into the country.

Child prostitution in South Africa

July 15, 2009

Avideo of young kids on the street.

South Africa Mecca of Child Trafficking

July 12, 2009

Child smuggling in Mozambique

Mozambique busts suspected child smuggling ring
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambican police have detained a suspected human trafficker after discovering 40 children packed into trucks in inhumane conditions along the African country’s main highway, an official said on Wednesday. The children were loaded on trucks in northern Mozambique and were en route to the southern part of the country, where there is a growing child labour and prostitution problem, said Feliciano Dique, a spokesman for the Sofala provincial police. The driver of one of the trucks told police they were transporting the kids to schools in the capital Maputo and elsewhere in the nation. “We don’t believe this theory because the children are hungry and weak, while they don’t have any proper documentation. The driver does not even know their names, therefore, he has been detained for questioning,” Dique said authorities have not yet prosecuted any human smugglers. Efforts to do so have been handicapped by the former Portuguese colony’s general tolerance of child labour, which is common in its rural areas, as well as its weak border controls The smuggling networks are usually small operations run by Mozambicans and South Africans. South Africa is one of the major destinations for those who fall prey to the human traffickers. An estimated 1,000 Mozambican women and children are trafficked to South Africa each year, according to the International Organisation on Migration (IOM).

http://www.osisa.org/node/10967

We can hide our heads in the sand, but it is happening.

Are you proud to be a South African

July 12, 2009
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Mozambique busts child smuggling ring

04 Feb 2008

Police in Mozambique have confirmed that they have broken up a suspected human trafficking ring in the African nation.

Security personnel discovered about 40 children cramped into a number of trucks along the country’s main highway, an official told Reuters last week.

Smuggling networks are known to operate widely throughout Mozambique, often appearing to act with relative impunity given the country’s traditional tolerance of child labour in rural districts.

It is believed the children were en-route to the southern part of the country, whence they would then likely have been smuggled into South Africa – a major destination for children who fall victim to human traffickers.

The driver of one of the trucks stopped last week reportedly told police he was taking the children to schools in the capital Maputo and elsewhere.

“We don’t believe this theory because the children are hungry and weak, while they don’t have any proper documentation,” Feliciano Dique, a spokesman for the Sofala provincial police, told Reuters. “The driver does not even know their names.”

Mozambique’s government is planning to draft up tough new anti-smuggling laws that would increase prison sentences for traffickers, currently ranging from two to eight years.

But complacent social attitudes in the country are compounded by the growing commercial appeal of cheap male labour on farms and mines as well as high demand for young girls in brothels – meaning officials have so far struggled to make headway against the practice.

The UN estimates 1.5 million children are smuggled across international borders each year.

http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/charity-news/mozambique-busts-child-smuggling-ring.htm