Last class our speaking skills teacher, Pilar Pando, asked us to prepare an oral about a crime report, conected the topic we are studing now which is Crime. She told us to look for a report in UK or USA newspapers. I took my report from a British Newspaper call «The Guardian».
Here is the link of the article that I choose, my oral about it and also the words I am going to teach to the class:
“Traffickers and smugglers exploit record rise in unaccompanied child refugees”
This is my oral presentation about a crime report I found on a british newspaper call The Guardian. This crime report was published on the 16th of May of 2017. The tittle of it is “Traffickers and smugglers exploit record rise in unaccompanied child refugees”. This report talks about many child refugees which are minors that are crossing the borders alone since 2010, and how they suffer from slavery and prostitution.
The number of refugees and migrant children travelling alone had increased a lot. This children are exposed to have sexual abuses and exploitations by hands of traffickers and opportunists. Last wednesday the UNICEF published a record which established that the number of children that travel unaccompanied had increased a 500%. The central mediterranean passage is one of the most dangerous migration route for children. Many of them had been trapped and forced to work. The UNICEF establishes that there are many children that travel alone and that adults are failing because they do nothing to help this children and avoid this from happening.
Traffickers and smugglers are exploiting them for their personal gain helping them to cross borders only to sell them for slavery or forced prostitution. One 17-year-old girl from Nigeria told UNICEF that she was trapped in Libya for three months and sexually assaulted by a smuggler and trafficker as she attempted to travel alone to Italy. The girl was interviewed and this is what she said of the man who offered to help her, “ “Everything he said, that we would be treated well and that we would be safe, it was all wrong. It was a lie. He said to me if I didn’t sleep with him, he would not bring me to Europe. He raped me.”
Furthermore, it is another case in which to twin brothers reported having to work on a farm on Libya in order to pay the smugglers, a situation of slavery. This twins told to the UNICEF that if you tried to escape they shoot you, and if you didn’t work they beat you with a cane.
To conclude, I think that there are beign many cases like this, and this has to stop. The people that are doing that to the children have to be judge by the law and people have to do something for this to be avoid.
- Rape: a sexual intercourse without the consent of the victim (the person who’s being abused)
- Unaccompanied: without accompaniment, alone.
- Smugglers: to import or export (goods) secretly, in violation of the law, especially without payment of legal duty.