Illegal organ trafficking can involve the coercion of people to give up their organs, in order to be sold on the black market. The Global Financial Integrity believes that around 10% of all organ donations are made via illegal avenues, with kidneys being the highest trafficked part of the body.
This illegal organic trafficking affects South Sudanese nationals in Egypt. Illegal organ trafficking is said to be a major concern among South Sudanese communities in Egypt
According to South Sudanese media;
South Sudanese in Egypt raised their concern to the Ambassador in Cairo about illegal organ trafficking affecting South Sudanese community.
There have been reports of unexplained killings within the South Sudanese communities in Cairo, most of whom are victims of organ harvesting.
Relatives of victims say most of their beloved ones were found dead, without organs such as kidneys and livers.
Early this month, South Sudanese Community leaders in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, said that they are working with the authorities there to end mistreatment of South Sudanese nationals, and the trafficking of their organs.
Last month, university student Leek Jok Lual died shortly after being released from prison by the Egyptian police and his body found dumped in the Nile River.
In a meeting held, Wednesday, the Ambassador to Egypt Joseph Mum Majak was told to take the matter seriously.
“The ambassador told the South Sudanese community here to report any incident to the embassy so that the embassy can follow it up through the legal channels, because the security of the South Sudanese is very important to the embassy –that is why the embassy exists here,” said Santino Akot Deng, chairperson of the South Sudanese community in Egypt.
The meeting was attended by representatives of youth associations, students, teachers, women and civil society activists in Egypt.
South Sudanese community in Egypt extends its warm appreciation to the media for sharing the case to reach the global community and South Sudan government.
Source: Eye Radio