Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. Instead, it changed its forms and continues to harm people in every country in the world.
Libya, has been recently in the headlines due to rampant human trafficking that is going unchecked by the inadequate enforcement personnels in the country.
Libya is a major transit destination for migrants and refugees hoping to reach Europe by sea.
The combination of Libya’s splintered government in the wake of Muammar Gaddafi’s fall and the influx of people from Nigeria has led to a situation where stranded men and women are being held against their will and, in some cases, sold into slavery or prostitution.
In each of the last three years, 150,000 people have made the dangerous crossing across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya. For four years in a row, 3,000 refugeeshave died while attempting the journey, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the U.N.’s migration agency.
cooperation and partnership in this regard to eradicate such an evil from the face of Earth is certainly what the world community has to strive for.
As U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has aptly phrased - “There are few greater violations of human rights and human dignity than this.” #news #slave #slavery #modernslavery #libya #humantrafficking #inhumane #inhumans #humanauction #nigeria #crimescene #unitednations #humanrights
#death #worldnews #europe #mediteraneansea
World slavery graph - International Labour Office (ILO), Walk Free Foundation and International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Video clips from Ross Kemp's - 'Libya's Migrant Hell'