‘We have a heightened responsibility towards Libya because of the role Britain played in bringing down the Gaddafi dictatorship.’ Photograph Credit: Dave Williams/Sound Ltd on the Guardian's website

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

Article in The Guardian
21 February, 2017

It’s a mass grave that we don’t need the United Nations to verify. Every day an average of 14 migrants, the vast majority from countries in sub-Saharan Africa, die crossing the Mediterranean.

Many more see their European dream turn into a nightmare long before they’re corralled on to flimsy rubber dinghies on Libya’s beaches. They’re the victims of a silent massacre in the Sahara desert – a journey more deadly than the crossing from the coast, according to the International Organisation for Migration.”

In view of such reports, the EU policy of cooperation with Libyan present-day fractious authorities, in order to keep migrants on Libyan territory either through reinforced border management or in detention, would appear criminal.

To read the full article by Ross Kemp, please click here.

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