The UK teens sent to Africa to escape knife crime - BBC News

  • Published on May 29, 2019
  • Hundreds of British teenagers are being sent by their parents to East Africa to avoid knife crime in the UK, representatives of the Somali community say.
    The Victoria Derbyshire programme looks at why some are taking this drastic choice?
    Producer: Sean Clare

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  • Maxamadow Cadow
    Maxamadow Cadow 6 days ago

    Ask your selves who is his fault then? those kids ? and all what you going through Do you know the answer I am sure you don't know but I tell you the answer..YOU!!! How you guys gonna fix it you sorted out.

  • KILLER Tek
    KILLER Tek 9 days ago

    This looks like gavinchee from Instagram if uno then uno😂

  • J H
    J H 14 days ago

    Brilliant. Send them all back. Good idea 👍

  • Alex Bowman
    Alex Bowman 14 days ago +1

    Enoch warned us 50 years ago and it's getting worse.

  • evoljellyfish 00
    evoljellyfish 00 21 day ago

    I thought it was a "neo nazi conspiracy theory" that London is being overrun by crime and gangs, You said diversity is our strength! RIGHT?!?!?

  • Uncanny Conceptions
    Uncanny Conceptions 23 days ago

    Import people who build shithole countries, expect them to do the same with yours. Why is that so hard to understand? Yes! Leave England and take your violent primitive nature back to your shithole with you. England is for the English before anyone else.

    • Starboy3664
      Starboy3664 22 days ago

      I like how you only look at statistics. Race has nothing to do with crime. Households without a farther, poverty, lack of youth centres, the environment they grew up in are the major problems that must be addressed if you want to reduce crimes.
      And imagine telling all non whites with a profession to fuck off just because you don't want someone with a different skin colour. I'll see how your country will cope.

  • hostile fire
    hostile fire 26 days ago

    I think going back to Africa is not so bad as it seems, unless you have good connections and have your life planned out, you're good.

  • trevor empty
    trevor empty 29 days ago

    Too much alpha males in London that's the problem especially in the black community

  • Aidy Gooner
    Aidy Gooner Month ago

    It's sad that Somalis fled a warzone and escaped near death only to find their kids trying to escape a different kind of death in a country of opportunities and "safety". But as usual people aren't looking at the roots of these social problems... POVERTY.

  • Seattle Solar Supply

    Bad behavior don't work in North London. White guys over there will kick you in the balls so hard that it will break your freaking neck! If you insist on being a bad apple in the streets of London, you're going to need some protective equipment for your balls. Otherwise you're going to get your neck broke.

  • Lixer
    Lixer Month ago +1

    Rather send them to chicago, they would fit in there in few days 😂

  • randybud bud
    randybud bud Month ago +1

    White people are getting stabbed all over the UK but you don't hear much about that it's a scare tactic to get black people to leave the country

  • Julia A
    Julia A 2 months ago

    It is youths of African origin that are causing knife crime,especially from Somalia and the Congo.

  • New Message
    New Message 2 months ago

    Somalian people are dirty and problems they join gangs start fights and then act innocent

  • Edmond Dantès
    Edmond Dantès 2 months ago

    it's an advertisement for Somaliland??

    • Asma Jaamac
      Asma Jaamac Month ago

      Somaliland are in somalia it is state. We Somalis love each other where ever we come from

      So fuck off white trush that's not your business

  • Gordon Thomas BAILEY
    Gordon Thomas BAILEY 2 months ago

    British problem, bullshit they have destroyed the once great name of Toronto The Safe. Between them and the Jamacains

  • Gordon Thomas BAILEY
    Gordon Thomas BAILEY 2 months ago

    All Bullshit, bad people with bad blood flowing through the breeding machine veins.

  • Sue Jacobs
    Sue Jacobs 2 months ago

    It did not start with exclusion from school, that was a symptom of behaviour that was unacceptable in the school . Maybe blaming others is part of the real problem?

  • jambo8442
    jambo8442 2 months ago

    Poor black kid stabbed it's not his fault

  • jambo8442
    jambo8442 2 months ago

    Yeah all eyes on use let's forget the people who actually belong to this country go home ur not welcome here

  • Irene Nabitaka
    Irene Nabitaka 2 months ago

    The only one who can stop your civil wars, is you. You are not forgotten. Stand up and do something. Bring love and unity.🙏🙏🙏🙏.

  • Jaajaa Rogers
    Jaajaa Rogers 2 months ago +1

    Somalians killing each other & Ethnic boys in London , my son was stabbed too , Somalian mother’s don’t parent their boys at all as teens also fathers too busy getting married over and over not behind their boys

  • Ileana Carthan
    Ileana Carthan 2 months ago

    They need to hold their community accountable and find out who these guys one can do it like you

  • musa samey
    musa samey 2 months ago

    May Allah protect all my fellow Somalis (walalow and walashey )

  • kevin thomson
    kevin thomson 3 months ago

    I’m Kenyan and the UK is a shit country, I can’t wait to leave. The USA is a shit hole too, my sister lives there and she also wants to go back to Kenya.

  • Judith Rogers
    Judith Rogers 3 months ago

    I wish they would all go back permanently as knife crime was brought to this Country by immigrants from these very Countries!

  • CoolhandLukeSkywalkr
    CoolhandLukeSkywalkr 3 months ago

    Somalia: Because we are all an African warlord at heart!

  • Rageedii
    Rageedii 3 months ago

    I am a Somali, a muslim living in Nairobi. I have experienced a time when I was a teenager and majority of my somali agemates were in gangs right where I was brought up. They snatched phones and stabbed each other and passers-by. I have never involved myself in such acts. Why? Because I am a MUSLIM and my faith strictly prohibits such acts. For those saying that these teenagers act evil because of Islam, are the good muslims who in fact are a majority Christians? This is nothing but poor upbringing of children. Their parents don't work, they do nothing at all other than waiting for handouts from European governments. What else did you expect from idle minds? Parents have no responsibility of the kids. What do you expect from kids who can't be disciplined? You cane the kids for indiscipline and the government thinks you can't be the right parent for the kids. You are actually sued for disciplining your own child. It is your policies that have caused all this! In Africa they don't misbehave this much, we do have this kind of cases but they are majorly carried out by teenagers whose parents live abroad. Children and women are the kings and queens in your societies. You stripped of men from their responsibilities, now you got to deal with what you planted.
    Lastly, for the Somali community, it is ashaming that we always choose to nurture our children in unfavourable environments. Majority claim that they need peaceful environment where kids can get better education. Where is that education now? Education is of no use in the absence of discipline! Go back home for the grass gets green whenever and wherever you irrigate it. Go back home and bring up your kids with good morals, that is much better than the university degrees you claim to have access to in foreign lands. Wake up my people for once and think of the future of the young generation.

  • pharm chick
    pharm chick 3 months ago

    Laziness and lack of ambition is also a problem...

  • Rid
    Rid 3 months ago

    I don't see why my taxes still go towards the police. They don't do much of a job these days but you will never see the media criticise the. Fine let the crime get worse and worse

  • Ali Hassan
    Ali Hassan 3 months ago +1

    They refuse to mule the drugs then killed as a result mostly. Prisons are money making institutions

  • Ali Hassan
    Ali Hassan 3 months ago

    Qabiil affairs and knife crime and drugs ,money, who're mothers careless dad hhhhhhhh

  • Aaiish
    Aaiish 3 months ago

    Who are you going to blame when you as a parent dont know what your child is up to? 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🙄 I swear to god us Somalis need to step up our game. We have so much potential but if we dont do anything with it we and our country are a lost case 😞 Subhanallaah where to even start with this mess .......

  • Skinny Bones Jones
    Skinny Bones Jones 3 months ago

    So vague

  • Max Fox
    Max Fox 3 months ago

    The British "elite" - a bunch of morons, traitors and cowards. Disperse this arrogant rabble and start living with common sense!

  • Mister Euro
    Mister Euro 3 months ago

    Every race feels like it's them who are victimised the most.
    Blacks, Somalis, Pakistani (Muslims). Then you have the White Alpha male living in the UK who feels he is not cared about and is not given as much privileges as these ethnic minorities.
    Hence the birth of the now overused, cheap, sarcastic phrase "Is it cos i is White".

  • Mister Euro
    Mister Euro 3 months ago


  • L M
    L M 3 months ago

    All the people commiting knife crime are black ...

  • mo Gabriel
    mo Gabriel 3 months ago

    How come you see a lot of somali but not alot of somali men

  • dadada486
    dadada486 3 months ago

    sorry....not racist and all....but my reaction: THE F*CK?!

  • Sam A
    Sam A 3 months ago +1

    This comment section is disgusting, for 2 reasons,
    1. Either all the comments are blaming the somali community (might stem from self-hatred) and for people who do not live in London I don't know why they are giving there opinion,
    2. There are some really bigoted, racist and misinformed comments, people need to understand that this BBC segment is from 1 view of the rise in crime and the impacts of that, to take this and then go on a tangent about how people should go back to their country and how they are ruining London makes you seem so ignorant.
    The rise in crime is due to a combination of things: the failure of our education system; the shutting down of youth centres in east and south London; the decrease in police force and so many other factors. Our government is cutting costs and it is impacting those who are in the most vulnerable socio-economic situations. So educate yourselves before you put your foot in your mouth.

  • Lilly Brown
    Lilly Brown 3 months ago

    Is must be so difficult to decide that one must send their child away maybe not seeing them again for years and all for the sake of protecting them. Sure Africa isn't always the best place but where is? Everywhere has it's good and bad just that some places can implement discipline better than others. My only issue is are you not teaching your child to run away from their problems?

  • Abdullah Rehman
    Abdullah Rehman 3 months ago

    London seriously needs to look at how Scotland dealt with knife crime

  • Mohammad Issa
    Mohammad Issa 3 months ago +1

    I would invite the somalis to come back home, take part in the process of rebuilding our own country. It's rare to see a certain community successfully advancing to a bigger level while in a foreign country, very rare. Men just come back home we need more educated people.

    • Êłß Èł
      Êłß Èł 3 months ago

      Mohammad Issa truss me wallah

    • Mohammad Issa
      Mohammad Issa 3 months ago

      I wish they never wasted that golden opportunity, if only they knew how people back here at home are struggling just to get an improved education.

    • Êłß Èł
      Êłß Èł 3 months ago

      Mohammad Issa many of these Somalis who were sent here to have a better future would likely return with zero education and wasted opportunities

    BEAUTIFUL 3 months ago

    Would not live in london gift wrapped .

  • Rocky Walkie
    Rocky Walkie 3 months ago

    these people in this mini documentary are all avoiding the big elephant in the room here - positive male role models in the somali households are almost non-existence the boys are exempt from any real responsibilities hence why they aspire to join gangs and deap drugs.... the somalian men who desert their first wife for a young arab second wife in the UAE only to fly over when the son/frist wife dies.... the men who chew Chaat instead of have a chat with their sons about manhood and what it means to become man with responsibilites.... confusing culture with religion (but thats another topic all together) if somalians are a forgotten people its because the men in the community forgot first!

  • feisal mohamed
    feisal mohamed 3 months ago

    yet they come back to kenya to form superpower terrorist groups

    4NONYMOUS I 3 months ago

    Sent them back to we’re they came from? now that makes sense and they started knife crime

  • Liyani Bernier
    Liyani Bernier 3 months ago +1

    Stop welfare these lazy women won’t want to live in your country the U.K is too generous with giving out too many free money and housing if this all stops they will leave 🤟🏻🤷🏼‍♀️

    • Here and There
      Here and There 3 months ago

      A sizeable chunk of the UK population is addicted to the benefit cash being heaped on them by our UK Socialist dictatorship. Only a counter revolution or nuclear war holds the prospect of jolting our parliament into a realistic way of thinking

  • Meg Mimi
    Meg Mimi 4 months ago

    They put them on flights to Kenya,when they should go to their country Somalia???They come to terrorize kenyans in return.The Somali community is Kenyas biggest problem RN

  • Shuti
    Shuti 4 months ago

    "sent to Africa" as if Africa is a big jungle or something. Fuck off BBC!

  • Akash Hoque
    Akash Hoque 4 months ago

    Bengalis been doi. This for years lmao

  • lit sci
    lit sci 4 months ago

    Knives don't commit crimes. Criminals do. No such thing as "knife crime."

  • Bhupinder Gill
    Bhupinder Gill 4 months ago

    Good riddance

  • the jaramogi
    the jaramogi 4 months ago

    Actually, I think its good for our kids to spent at least some time in Africa to understand minimalism!

  • frances henry
    frances henry 4 months ago

    It's the devil shockingly killing all these young lives for food horribly!!!!! EXPOSED! Young mainly non white guys are possessed to carry out these sad crimes

    CORRECTING HUMANITY 4 months ago

    All for the sake of rice and peas

  • LD Dizz
    LD Dizz 4 months ago +1

    Most ppl committing knife crime r from African decent

  • divergence films
    divergence films 4 months ago

    Absent there no-one at home to guide these youngsters?

  • khaniri naftali
    khaniri naftali 4 months ago

    My brothers and sisters aka our neighbors from Somalia/UK, we are well aware some of you have never even been to Somalia and some of you were born in Kenya but falsified their papers in order to claim asylum in UK. You left us here in Kenya and Somalia for better life abroad. When you arrived in UK there were no Knife attacks there but you bundled together with some lost and culture less west Africans to create problems for your host UK. Currently instead of coming up with solutions to problems of your own making, you are contemplating exporting the problems to where to ran away from. Be advised there are no HUMAN RIGHTS where you think your children will be safe. If they behave well and good fro them, if not the remember for such idiotic knife crimes they are usually handled at the street level ie MOB JUSTICE. They will be set ablaze in Kenya.
    Unfortunately nowadays there is nothing good coming from some of the Somali men abroad except having sex with minors and impregnating their own women then running off abroad living them in disgrace. If you think am harsh on you try me and i will give you free links for the alleged crimes better still ask BBC they have done a piece on the Sex pests.
    At one time Somali people abroad used to be people of substance i dont know what some of you smoked over there. In the early years almost 99% of the community had goals and ambitions but nowadays the goals and ambitions are no longer there.