Children For Sale / Nominated for The European Press Prize

DOP / Research

A vast underground network of traffickers has made a living convincing poor mothers in Bulgaria to sell their infants to rich Greek couples. From the courts, to the slums, to the NGOs fighting to put an end to the practice, our team took a deep dive into how the trafficking ring functions—and the toll it takes on both the mothers and their children.

"I'm sorry I gave my baby away. If there was a way I would get it back."

From Left: A convicted child trafficker, the local police chief, the host of the documentary Thanasis Troboukis.

Host: "When you try to sell the baby, how much money would you get?" 

Trafficker: "It depends. About 8-10,000 Euros."

A child holds up a bracelet that says:

"I am not for Sale."

Dimitra, a girl that was trafficked as an infant for her organs says "It's really hard because, you can't help but wonder how cruel our world is."

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