Many young women from Nigeria dream of a better life in Europe. They cross the Mediterranean with the help of human traffickers. But once in Italy, many end up working as prostitutes. DW has this exclusive report from Florence.
Thousands of young people move from the Nigerian state of Benue in the east to the country's southwest every year. They are promised a good education and well-paid jobs. But they end up in modern slavery.
Eight migrants have died, scores rescued and dozens are missing after their rubber dinghy ran into trouble off the Libyan coast. One rescue charity said those picked up had been in the sea for several hours.
Germany and Austria's interior ministers have accused private initiatives to save refugees in the Mediterranean of intentionally working with people smugglers. The accusation has sparked outrage and may not even be true.
During the G-7 summit in Sicily, Donald Trump showed no interest in the refugee crisis. Now Italy is threatening to close its harbors to NGOs carrying refugees. The political pressure is becoming too great.
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