giovedì 12 gennaio 2012

Urgent Appeal! Trafficking in Persons and Bodies!

Hundreds of Eritrean refugees are still in the hands of robbers in the Sinai, today, January 12th, 2012 at 15:50 I received a desperate call for help from a woman who is a prisoner of the traffickers, along with her are 20 women, 5 of which are with children so there are 6 children and 12 adult males, men are blindfolded and chained hands and feet, women in chains only to walk away. The woman who called for help, talks about the continuous mistreatment, starvation, and violence. Other groups of hostages speak of sexual abuse of women, but there were also several cases of sexual abuse of young boys also. The various methods of torture used by electric shock to those burning with molten plastic, cigarettes or red-hot iron. The threat of smugglers who do not pay money up to $ 30,000 of the sale of organs remain a thriving market in that region as has already been amply demonstrated also by means of mass communication.For more than a year that we are denouncing these very serious crimes against persons fleeing from danger, and looking for a Life and Dignity!There is a need for a stronger joint action between the two shores of the Mediterranean to the fight against trafficking in human beings and organs. Scary numbers than in previous years, have been victims of human trafficking, more than 100 000 in one area of ​​Sudan, Egypt, Libya, this figure refers only to people from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somali.There are thousands of missing children an estimate of about 4000, and more than 3000 people have disappeared into thin air, only in the area of ​​Sinai, and hundreds of people who died were killed by traffickers, or even border guards.Europe in collaboration with the Community of African Unity, in particular were affected by this phenomenon, such as Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia can make a strong preventive action, thousands of desperate refugees who do not fall into the hands of traffickers or human organs.We appeal to the international community, particularly the EU, primarily to the Italian government, for a strong commitment to put an end to these acts of pure cruelty, against people who are vulnerable, we also work to prevent, fight and then ask for a preventiveagainst trafficking in organs and human beings, with an information campaign to refugees in Sudan and Ethiopia, an international police action to destroy the network of traffickers in human beings and organs and its running fine branching parts of North Africa , Middle East and Europe.Fr. Mussie Zerai

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