Nepal is a small, landlocked country with a long history, complex religious rituals, a splendid ancient culture and beautiful natural scenery.
Because it is located in the southern foothills of the Himalayas, the people are simple, natural scenery, pleasant climate, trekking and mountaineering industry is more developed, so the tourism industry is an important source of GDP in this country, but this also attracted the coveted by foreign lawless elements.
Behind this beautiful and peaceful scene, there is a dark secret, the following pictures are from the Youku documentary "Nepal's organ trail
The village of Kavil in Nepal, where people mainly live by farming, has a simple heart and you will see a beautiful picture of the countryside. Of course, this is only what we see as tourists, there are many things behind the scenes that we cannot understand.
The village is also known around the world as "Nepal's Kidney Bank" because of its low literacy, poverty and backwardness, and the villagers are targeted by international black market human trafficking organizations.
Victim interviewed: Norry Parrell
He is a simple farmer who makes his living mainly by selling milk, but also does odd jobs on other farms in his spare time to support his family.
The house is in shambles, using the most rudimentary tools, the poverty is unimaginable, but what makes the family even worse is that Norrie Parrell's health is getting worse every day.
It turns out that many years ago, he was working in Kathmandu and his foreman told him about a big deal that was very easy money and wanted him to get involved.
Just go to the hospital, let the doctor cut off a part of your body, and promise that the cut part will grow back, and you will get 300,000 rupees for your work, which is roughly $30,000 (based on the time conversion of the documentary).
When he underwent the surgery in the hospital, the organ trafficker told him to say that the recipient was his sister, but in the end he got less than $300, which translates to less than 2,000 yuan at most, and he has not been contacted by anyone since.
When he came back, the weakness and uncomfortable body made him go to the hospital, only to find out that his kidney had been taken away. For a farmer who needs to do heavy work, it is equivalent to half a wasted man.
He was no longer needed on the farms where he used to go for odd jobs, and life became increasingly difficult and threatened the family's livelihood, forcing his wife to take on most of the labor.
Perhaps we will find it very unbelievable that the human body, except for the nails, hair 。。。。。 What is something that can grow back after it is lost? Kidneys are not the fruit of the tree, this is not too good to be true!
I think there may be three reasons: one is the poverty of culture, ignorance of the terrible, the second is the criminal gangs of clever and violent coercion, after all, now the means of fraudsters so that even highly educated people will fall into the trap, the third is the country's economic level of backwardness, people living in hardship.
Farming, raising livestock is the only economic source for most of the people in this village, the backward level of technology, unstable natural climate, coupled with frequent earthquake disasters, so that this already poor region added to the misery.
The reality of the dilemma leaves nothing to be done, and the ignorance and shallowness of the culture makes these people particularly good at deception. So once the organ traffickers come to the village and tell them that there is a quick and time-saving way to make money, many people will be filled with anticipation and curiosity.
Few are as straightforward as Norrie Parrell in telling you that you need surgery, most are coaxing you into a high-paying job overseas or abroad and then coercing you into surgery. And once cheated, they can't get justice for themselves because they will be threatened and intimidated by international trafficking organizations.
Some people were tricked into going to India, saying that they were going to work in a local hospital, and that they needed a medical examination first when they were interviewed, so once they were in bed, they were drugged, and when they woke up again, they found that they had lost a kidney, but they were only paid $10.
Does it make you feel angry and hard to accept? What can a mere ten dollars do?
And some are so alert that when they arrive in India and find out that something is wrong, they refuse the operation and ask to go home, only to be forced to have the operation and be abused, put under house arrest and threatened, without even a penny of payment.
Some children are still under 18 years old, ignorant age to meet the old ways of impersonal scammers, how to survive? Very few people are voluntary, because they are poor, because they are naive, they think they can solve their immediate needs, but they do not expect to fall into an even deeper dry well.
Most of the abductees here were operated on in neighboring India, as organ donation is quite strict there in Nepal, and the recipient and the donee must be related, otherwise it is forbidden.
And Nepal borders India on three sides and the borders are very lenient, maybe India is a rich power for them and the lenient entry and exit is for the convenience of trade?! Nepalese don't even need a visa to enter India.
Many of the surgeries were performed at local reputable hospitals in India, did the doctors have a hand in this?
It turns out that some of the local organ surgery patients are foreign admirers, as long as the donor can produce the relevant documents required by the local government, the operation is legal, the doctor comparison and will not be too much entanglement, in fact, is to turn a blind eye to it!
And falsifying documents is a piece of cake for international human trafficking organizations. All dirty deals can be laundered through documents, a bottom-up system where some people are responsible for the documents, some find the right healthy people, and some make the necessary connections.
And the already loose and lax provisions are full of loopholes, and it's as easy as pie to see the stitches.
The backwardness of Nepal's technology and the inadequate records of the country's inhabitants make it possible to confirm the legitimacy of a donor by means of a stamped official seal, which seems like a child's play to us.
As long as the Nepalese embassy confirmed that this operation can be done, the hospital in India naturally will not pursue too much, this carved chapter of the craft, a large number of Chinese hutongs.
And this system of errors and omissions for the local villagers is a spider web with eight sides, once the small insects fly in, it is difficult to escape.
Of course the disclosure of the documentary, so that more people can see, will also trigger the attention of their governments, I only hope that such tragedies can be less and less.
Although one can live with only one kidney, one needs careful care and regular medical checkups to stay healthy, conditions that are basically impossible for the poor peasants of Kavil village to meet.
Some people have not even had a medical checkup since the surgery
I have also recommended a documentary before, "The Price of Sex," which focuses on the post-fracture period in Eastern Europe, where women from many small countries were trafficked into Europe for sex work due to poverty, most of whom never returned, and a very few escaped, but were also scarred.
When you fall behind, you get beaten. It used to be war, but now it's the invisible black hand that makes you more defensive. There are always corners of this world where the sun does not shine, and only by understanding the darkness will you not be swallowed by it.
The country is rich and strong so that it will not be reduced to a nation that is cheated and maimed.