Migrant slave market horrors revealed in Libya

Listen /

Migrants travelling to Libya across the Sahara Desert. Photo: Omar Hama

Migrants are being sold as a commodity in Libya by smugglers, the UN warned on Tuesday.

The findings by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) follow testimonies from victims who have described being traded in garages and squares in a town in the war-torn country's south-west.

IOM Chief of Mission in Libya, Othman Belbeisi, tells Daniel Johnson that the abuse is likely being perpetrated elsewhere in the country by other human traffickers.

Duration: 4'22"

 

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031