Libya: Migrant Disaster in Libya Stoked By EU Strategy

Detention centres and corrupt coast guards prey on migrants, but the EU continues to support Libyan border authorities.

Libya is labelled a migration ‘black hole’ where refugees and migrants face ‘unacceptable and extreme’ forms of violence. Migrants – mainly from East and West Africa – who pass through or are returned from failed boat crossings to Europe endure indefinite detention, extortion, torture, sexual violence, conscription and forced labour.

The European Union’s (EU) forthcoming New Pact…

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