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“The latest reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya],” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s head of operation and emergencies.
Footage shows migrants and refugees detained in Libya being sold into slavery by smugglers. Here's what you need to know and how to help.
In a statement, the United Nations has called for “urgent action to end [Libya’s] trade in enslaved people.” “It is now clear that slavery is an outrageous reality in Libya.
Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris Image Demonstrators held a rally against slavery in Libya on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday.
In lawless Libya, many see the slave trade and smuggling as a lucrative industry. Tackling the country’s humanitarian crisis will require international assistance.
No doubt the slave trade was a real and disturbing phenomenon in Libya and Niger in 2017, as migrants from the rest of Africa passed through the country in an effort to reach Europe.
Libya, before Clinton got involved, was comparatively stable and no strategic threat to the United States or its allies. Now it’s a shambles, with people literally being sold in slave markets.
The low-resolution images, apparently taken at a market in Libya earlier in 2017 were shown on the U.S.-based network CNN last week, which looked further into the issue.
Full coverage of CNN's exclusive investigation of African migrants sold in underground slave markets across Libya.