Sadly, human trafficking of millions of women, girls, boys and men for slavery, sex, begging and organ transplants, amongst other uses and abuses, is an on-going global evil.

The nature and lack of humanity in human trafficking in the United Kingdom is discussed in today's (June 17th 2015) BBC news article. In essence, it highlights the growth in numbers of people (women and children) being brought to the UK as sexual and domestic slaves. The example of those trafficked from Nigeria is used to illustrate the increase.

It is all too easy to absorb the numbers, digest the story and get on with daily lives. I am asking you just to pause here for 15 seconds. Count out each second... One thousand and one, one thousand and two...​ 15 seconds lasts a surprising length of time when you are conscious of it. One quarter of one minute. Imagine what it would be like to live 1,440 minutes day and night (24 hours) as a slave.  Worse still, over half-million minutes a year.

In our own freedom to do nothing, to read, write, play and work, it is all the more important to make certain we live our life and not others. As for traffickers, I have a simple message to them all.

"If you can do good, do. If you can do bad, don't."

Philip A. Oldfield

Modern Day Slavery where the sun never sets

Human trafficking - modern day slavery - of millions of women, girls, boys and men for slavery, sex, begging and organ transplants, among other uses and abuses, is an on-going global evil.


In my novel, Blood Relationships, an elderly man called Doru talks about and weeps over the loss of his daughter Ekaterina. She disappeared from Timisoara, Romania during the time Ceausescu was in power. Doru's search for her had been futile and came to a dead end in Odessa, Ukraine. He never found out what happened to her, although the story's main protagonists, Claire and Tom, do.

Today, Timisoara is viewed as being one of several European hubs for the inward and outward distribution of people against their will. And this is just Europe. The tragedy of Doru's loss and Ekaterina's disappearance within Blood Relationships, echoes the vast array of research that is publicly available and which presents data and discusses what is known about the activities and flows of people forced around the world.

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Sad father who has lost his daughter - Author Philip Oldfield

"If you can do good, do. If you can do bad, don't."

PHILIP OLDFIELD

Timisoara is viewed as being one of several European hubs for the inward and outward distribution of people against their will. And this is just Europe.

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