According to media reports, a refugee from Syria reportedly sold his kidney to organ traffickers for $5,000.
The broker who arraigned the sale of the organ reportedly received $2,000. The trafficker told the press that he has arraigned 35 black market organ sales.
Previously, another refugee told the press that he sold his kidney for $7,000, while the broker who arraigned the sale received $700.
Selling organs is just one of the many black market activities that is taking place in Syrian refugee camps. Women are offering sex in order to receive money to survive and fathers are selling off their daughters to wealthy men.
Source: John Johnson, “Syrian Refugees Selling Their Organs to Survive,” Newser, January 21, 2014.