Migrants and Refugees Are Being Subjected to “Unimaginable Horrors” from the Moment They Enter Libya – UN Report


Human Wrongs Watch

Migrants and refugees are being subjected to “unimaginable horrors” from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country and – if they make it that far – during their attempts to cross the Mediterranean, according to a report released on 20 December 2018 by the United Nations political mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN human rights office (OHCHR).

UNICEF/UN052822/Romenzi | A migrant sits in a patch of light entering through one of only two windows as he tries to warm himself up at a detention centre, located in Libya, 1 February 2017. At the time of UNICEF’s visit, 160 men were being detained there.

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