The latest reports about Omo Child Ethiopia

Report on Austrian TV, channel PRO 7, 11th of Nov 2019, 22:50

“10 Facts – Dangerous Places” (season 3, episode 4) “

On Austrian TV, in the series “10 facts” on channel Pro7, the Omo Valley was also known as one of the most dangerous places in the world, at least for children – because the Mingi superstition is practiced there. The report was rather haunting, but unfortunately it was said in the end that Lale Labuko had achieved the superstition of Mingi – and unfortunately, as we know only too well, that is not correct. Lale has stopped the killing in his own tribe, the Kara – which of course is a big deal! But two other tribes, the Hamar and Bena, are still practicing this terrible superstition – and we’re talking about ethnic groups with about 40,000 people; i.e. there are still 200 – 300 children threatened by Mingi. Our attempts to contact the Pro7 responsible editorial persons to ask for a correction or to get the authorization to publish the video on our homepage, unfortunately, were unsuccessful; we got no answer. Therefore, we can only publish two stills from the video at this point.

(acknowledgement of copyright pictures: Pro7 – “10 Fakten – Gefährliche Orte” (Staffel 3, Episode 4)”

Interview with Lale Labuko, Founder of “OMO Child Ethiopia”, and Barbara Ebner, OMO Child Äthiopien, Austria



If you would like to find out more about the Mingi children, there is more information here:

Website of the prize-winning film „Omo child the river and the bush“ by John Rowe

Film trailer

Omo Child Trailer

A presentation by Lale Labuko introducing himself and his humanitarian organization, as well as discussing the importance of education