African Children Menaced By European (Organ Harvesting) Charity Agencies - The Zoe’s Ark Project
And here begins this outrageous story. The west has wasted its youthful generation and they do not hold any promise. The system makes it so hard to have and raise children so many millions opt out due to economic considerations. The western population is on the decline. There is little prospect of any natural increase in birth rate to offset the population loss. Immigration is used to maintain the population balance. At the same time, millions of westerners are sick. Sick from the decadence that daily marks their life. Sick from the over use of active chemicals and mechanicals which they thought had provided them with this great advantage over the rest of humanity. In the western world there is a health crisis of a gigantic proportion. The rich and middle class of the western world especially are sick from their over self abusive life style. They are wasted with cancers and organ failures. They are laid low by internal decay which threatens their significant internal organs such as livers, hearts, kidneys, even testicles etc.
This all began suspiciously the last five years with the sudden attention paid to child adoption in Africa by western public figures. Just like out of the blues, the Angelina Jolis of this world and the Madonnas were making high profile highly publicized adoption in Africa. It dovetailed in neatly with the persistent paternalistic wet-dream fantasy imposed on Africa and Africans by western psycho- sadistic imaginaton.
Organ Shortages and Trafficking in Black Organ Market
The sight of frightened, bewildered children torn from their homes by wars or poverty is one of the most recurringly haunting faces of Africa.
But the case of 103 African children who were to be flown out of Chad to Europe by a French group has touched raw nerves on the continent, where the trafficking of minors is still widespread and the slave trade is remembered with horror.
It has also sparked a fierce and morally complex debate between those who believe the children would be better off in Europe, far from Africa's sufferings and conflicts, and those outraged at the way they were taken from their African families.
UN says they were not 'war orphans' from Sudan's Darfur as claimed by the Zoe's Ark group. UN officials say the children, aged between one and 10 years, whose tearful faces have appeared on TV screens across the world, were not "war orphans" from Sudan's Darfur as claimed by the Zoe's Ark group that had them in their charge.
Nine French nationals, mostly members of Zoe's Ark, were arrested in east Chad last week after authorities stopped them from flying the children out. The group has denied wrongdoing, saying it wanted to place the children in foster care with French families and had the right to do so under international law.
But Chad said they had no authorisation to take the children. The French have been charged with abduction and fraud and face possible forced labour terms of up to 20 years if convicted.
Seven Spanish air crew members, a pilot from Belgium and at least two Chadians have been charged as accessories.
A Chadian investigation is under way to determine whether the Zoe's Ark group were well-meaning philanthropists who broke the rules, or whether their purpose was more mercantile or sinister.
Told reporters they were lured from their homes with offers of sweets and biscuits
"Was it to sell (the children) to paedophiles? Or to take their organs to resell them?" Chadian President Idriss Deby has asked.
In Chad, and elsewhere in Africa, the case has kindled anger.
"The slavers of yesterday are modernizing their methods. Today, Europeans pass themselves off as dubious humanitarians, (saying) 'We've come to save your children from certain death' and they're taken away," said prominent Chadian opposition politician Ngarlejy Yorongar in a statement.
International radio and TV shows and websites have carried an intense debate over the fate of the children.
"For me, these children were in danger, in a genocide zone. Something had to be done for them," an African-born listener called Michel told a Radio France International phone-in show.
"I think Zoe's Ark were clumsy but they can't be completely condemned," another listener, Lynette, said.
She said her family was one of those planning to foster a child and paid more than €2 000 (R19 000) as a "donation" to cover logistics and reception costs. Others had sharply different views.
"Please, Europeans, our children are not for sale," said Okeke Cyprian from Mauritania in an e-mail to the BBC Have Your Say website.
"I will gladly give out my child for adoption (rather) than for her to die of starvation, malnutrition, lack of medical attention ... or for her to be uneducated," said Mah Estela from Cameroon, e-mailing in to the same programme.
"The Chadian government is making a loud noise now, but they did nothing to provide a better future for those kids... Africa, wake up and face reality," she wrote from Douala.
While the involvement of white Europeans may inject a dose of xenophobia into the controversy, UN officials say unlawful smuggling of children over borders is common in West Africa.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime says poor security and poverty create the conditions for tens of thousands of West African children and women to be trafficked each year for labour and sexual exploitation both in Africa and overseas.
"In a conflict situation, children that are already vulnerable to be trafficked are 10 times more vulnerable," said UNODC's representative in West Africa Antonio Mazzitelli.
"It seems to me that this NGO (Zoe's Ark) was wrong, if it didn't have authorisation. You can't just take more than 100 children away, without the consent of their parents, even in a conflict situation," he said.
Some of the children in Chad, whom UN officials say came from villages on the border with Sudan, told reporters they were lured from their homes with offers of sweets and biscuits.
Parents looking for missing children said foreigners came to their border villages and promised education opportunities to persuade them to allow the children to be taken to local towns - but they never imagined they were headed for France.
Mazzitelli said trafficking of children in West Africa often took advantage of a cultural tradition of placing children outside the home to secure them better education and jobs.
"We see families handing over kids to third persons, mostly relatives, but also to others who promise to educate them and offer work.
"But it has become more and more business-oriented and exploitative," he said.
"There are cases of people going from village to village promising they will give the kids an education and jobs... and then they put them into forced labour," he added.
This included West African children trafficked to work on cocoa farms, or being pressed into abusive domestic service or prostitution in Europe, the Middle East or the United States. - Reuters
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