Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Try to Go Through Libya to Europe and End Up Being Sold as a Slave for $200 in the Open Libyan Market!

According to the U.N. Migration Agency, Growing numbers of African migrants passing through Libya are traded in what they call slave markets before being held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation.

When interviewed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), West African migrants recounted being bought and sold in garages and car parks in the southern city of Sabha, one of Libya's main migrant smuggling hubs for between $200 and $500.
"Migrants are being sold in the market as a commodity... Selling human beings is becoming a trend among smugglers as the smuggling networks in Libya are becoming stronger and stronger." And most of them are from Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia - are captured as they head north towards Libya's Mediterranean coast, where some try to catch boats for Italy.
Othman Belbeisi, head of the IOM's Libya mission, said,
Along the way they are prey to an array of armed groups and smuggling networks that often try to extort extra money in exchange for allowing migrants to continue.

Most migrants are used as day labourers in construction or agriculture. Some are paid and others are forced to work without pay. for women, it is worse as, they are raped and forced into prostitution.
rape and being forced into prostitution."

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