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Organ Trafficking (05:20)


Sex, labor, and human organ trafficking frequently occur in Nepal. Most Kavre residents survive off the land; organ traffickers target villagers. Raj Perrier explains his experience with kidney trafficking.

Hokse Village (03:59)

Economic disparity makes Nepalese villagers targets for organ traffickers; Hokse is a kidney trafficking epicenter. Several Kavre villagers share their trafficking experiences.

Single Kidney Patients (02:25)

Patients should undergo yearly screening, drink enough water to produce two to three liters of urine daily, and avoid toxic medications. Most trafficking victims have not seen a doctor. Kidney removal surgeries often occur in India; Nepal has strict organ donation laws.

Transplant Surgeries (02:51)

Organ traffickers often take victims to India. Apollo Hospital doctors perform approximately 400 kidney transplants every year. Most good centers do not perform unlettered transplants; they must trust the government certified documents of foreign nationals.

Nepalese Government Response (02:48)

Organ traffickers use various proxies, engage in corruption, and utilize loopholes. Khaga Nath Adhikari states the government is trying to control fake documents and facilitate victims.

Nepal Police Response (03:01)

Police in Kavre aggressively pursue human organ trafficking rings. Inspector Dipendra Chand explains his passion for fighting trafficking.

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Nepal's Organ Trail

Part of the Series : Freedom Project
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The CNN Freedom Project first exposed the horrific practice of organ trafficking in Egypt, with the documentary Death in the Desert. Now we travel to South Asia, to a tiny district in Nepal where hundreds of people have had their kidneys stolen by organ traffickers. The problem has become so widespread, the district has developed the unfortunate reputation as "the kidney bank of Nepal." CNN's Delhi-based correspondent Sumnima Udas leads the investigation to unravel how traffickers dupe poor villagers into giving a piece of themselves away.

Length: 22 minutes

Item#: FMK187230

ISBN: 978-1-64623-137-9

Copyright date: ©2015

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