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A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

Credits: Sascha Montag / Der Spiegel   Four days and 15 hours before Majid Diallo will return to his village in northern Guinea and destroy the dreams dreamt by others, before he will tell his mother that he won’t be building her a house, that he won’t be able to gift the village a school, before […]

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How I escaped sex trafficking in Italy: Nigerian lady honoured by U.S.

Credits: The Nation   As Blessing Okoedion stepped onto the podium to receive the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Hero Award in the United States; not many would be able to comprehend the depth of anguish she once put up with as a victim of sex trafficking in Italy.  Betrayed and tricked into prostituting on the […]

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Libya: Hundred of migrants escaped from camp held by traffickers in Bani Walid

Credits: MSF   More than a hundred migrants escaped last week from a smuggling camp in Bani Walid, in Western Libya, local sources and international organizations report. Among them, the NGO “Doctors Without Borders” (MSF) reported that 25 people were injured by bullets during the escape.     #Libye : le 23 mai au soir, […]

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Across the desert and the sea

Credits: Raphaël Krafft for Reveal   African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Europe, only to be intercepted at sea and returned to Libya. On this episode of Reveal, we trace their journey and explore how Europe’s immigration policy is […]

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At sea, a shelter for shipwrecked people

Credits: Le Temps   Victoria never stopped believing in her lucky star. Even after spending more than eight hours on a dinghy in the middle of the Mediterranean, before being rescued by an NGO and then transferred to the humanitarian ship Aquarius. Like this 21-year-old Nigerian women, many others are likely to try to reach […]

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