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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  • Muhsin Shah
    Muhsin Shah 14 days ago

    London is really fucked up, Africa is more safer because you will find better friends. Africa has improved quite a lot to be honest. They all need to go back to Africa, I'm not being racist right here, I am saying it for your safety. If this happened near my area, I would go back to Pakistan I'm not lying.

  • Haider Lami
    Haider Lami 16 days ago

    This what happen when you parents bring you to life for sake of state benefits

  • Super Savyy
    Super Savyy 17 days ago

    Somali boys are mamas boys. Their hooyos play a pivotal role in the chosen they make and their inability to strive and want better for themselves. On the other hand, Somali hooyos are so hard on their daughters. And don’t get me started on these abos who sit at coffee shops all day with their macawiis discussing Somali politics and tribes with no jobs just collecting welfare. 🙄

  • Manuel Odabashian
    Manuel Odabashian 20 days ago

    This is being arranged from outside by other countries

  • Impatient Sociopath
    Impatient Sociopath 24 days ago

    Somalis have big foreheads

  • Black Rabbit
    Black Rabbit 29 days ago

    Why Show the faces of Kenyans in there normal daily activities without there permision and disgise the face of the being interviewed Somalia????


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  • A Y
    A Y Month ago

    10:20 this was literally me

  • Blossom Zagga
    Blossom Zagga Month ago

    I was going to advice this to most videos I have watched over youth crimes in London.

  • don dony
    don dony Month ago

    dont sent them into a muslim country they will suffer more damage with trashy verses than knifes

  • bus videos
    bus videos Month ago

    Immigration is what's caused this.

  • Joseph Carroll
    Joseph Carroll Month ago


  • Clem Alford
    Clem Alford 2 months ago

    Look at the cost involved in all this social mayhem. The indigenous Brits are relegated by the authorities while resources are targeted at dealing with this violence. Allowing all this immigration has destroyed the UK continuity.

  • Abisola Abiodun
    Abisola Abiodun 2 months ago

    London gives off a sense of stupid entitled life to the teens and youths living there especially those blindly and foolishly following the fashions and other nonsense! When will you design your brand instead of lining up to wear the brand of others who are not giving back to your community? What has Fendi, Prada, Gucci, and other racist brands done for black neighborhoods? Imagine not wanting to be known as a working teen that stacks shelves at the stores. This is what many other races students in University do just before they start earning good money! What a polluted, warped way to think of REAL LEGAL work in stores and more! Mental insanity to say the least...

  • Yunes Ahmed
    Yunes Ahmed 2 months ago

    And my family said going to UK is the best thing.

  • Kyle Reese
    Kyle Reese 2 months ago

    You don't actually raise your children. The surrounding environment raises them. Carefully choose the environment in which you build your family.

  • Sggs Sggsg
    Sggs Sggsg 2 months ago

    I was sent to Kenya lol

    was told I would stay for few weeks...

  • Jama abdulahi
    Jama abdulahi 2 months ago

    Put some action plans for the little one and let’s stop blaming each other’s

  • Bertram Billiard
    Bertram Billiard 2 months ago

    Targeted by who? For what?

  • Maxamadow Cadow
    Maxamadow Cadow 3 months 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 3 months ago

    This looks like gavinchee from Instagram if uno then uno😂

  • J H
    J H 3 months ago

    Brilliant. Send them all back. Good idea 👍

  • Alex Bowman
    Alex Bowman 3 months ago +1

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

  • evoljellyfish 00
    evoljellyfish 00 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Aidy Gooner
    Aidy Gooner 4 months 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
    Seattle Solar Supply 4 months ago

    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.

  • Aldas
    Aldas 4 months ago +1

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

  • randybud bud
    randybud bud 4 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • New Message
    New Message 5 months ago

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

  • Edmond Dantès
    Edmond Dantès 5 months ago

    it's an advertisement for Somaliland??

    • Asma Jaamac
      Asma Jaamac 5 months 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 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Sue Jacobs
    Sue Jacobs 5 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 5 months ago

    Poor black kid stabbed it's not his fault

  • jambo8442
    jambo8442 5 months ago

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

  • Impala Birungi
    Impala Birungi 5 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 5 months ago +2

    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 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • kevin thomson
    kevin thomson 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Rageedii™
    Rageedii™ 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Rid
    Rid 6 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 6 months ago +1

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

  • Ali Hassan
    Ali Hassan 6 months ago

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

  • Aaiish
    Aaiish 6 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 6 months ago

    So vague

  • Max Fox
    Max Fox 6 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 6 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 6 months ago


  • L M
    L M 6 months ago

    All the people commiting knife crime are black ...

  • mo Gabriel
    mo Gabriel 6 months ago

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

  • dadada486
    dadada486 6 months ago

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

  • Sam A
    Sam A 6 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.