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"Of seven boats only three succeed, the other died"

The story of Bright

Bright, 26 years old. He says: “Of the seven boats we were put on, only three succeed, the other died.” He asks: How can you allow your brother to come and live what we lived in the sea?

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"He wanted to shoot me"

The story of Jessica

Jessica is 21. She is a young woman from Equatorial Africa. Like many others, she sought to reach Europe via Libya. But in the north African country she has lived through hell. Jessica tells an episode of this ordeal.

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News

Edo native doctors revoke curses placed on trafficked victims

Credits: Daily Post   The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, on Friday forced the native doctors in Edo state to revoke the curses and oaths placed on the trafficked victims of human trafficking in the state. Many victims of human trafficking are usually made to swear to oaths and some of their body parts collected […]

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‘Don’t struggle if you’re raped’

Credits: CNN   People smuggler gives chilling warning to undercover CNN reporter   Edo State is Nigeria’s trafficking hub and one of Africa’s largest departure points. Each year, tens of thousands of migrants are illegally smuggled from here. They’re refugees fleeing conflict or economic migrants in search of better opportunities in Europe, most having sold […]

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Nigeria: The return of migrants

Credits: Le Quotidien   After the CNN report last November, where migrants were sold as slaves, Nigeria repatriated from Libya many nationals. Obi Chuks Kingsley, who himself endured a martyrdom in the Libyan desert, collected testimonies of some “ghosts” – like him – who have been kidnapped, beaten and sometimes even sold.   When I […]

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Stephanie Linus commence advocacy against sex trafficking in Italy

Credits: The Guardian Nigeria   Nigerian actress and movie producer Stephanie Linus has recently arrived Italy to give support to Nigerian youths rescued from the clutches of human traffickers while trying to migrate to Europe via Libya. The UNFPA ambassador has also raised her voice against the high sex trafficking of Nigerian women and girls […]

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Nigerians return home with a warning to others: Don’t go to Libya

Credits: CNN   They seemed like any other young couple in love, proudly showing off their baby. But theirs is no ordinary love story. Love has blossomed in the most unusual but uplifting circumstances for Nigerian migrants Mabel Emmanuel, 27, and Henry Stevens, 28, who met after she was kidnapped in Libya during an attempt […]

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