Human traffickers and smugglers force tens of thousands of young African women into prostitution. These international gangs are deeply embedded across Europe. DW spoke to some of their victims in Italy.
Thousands of African migrants trying to get to Europe end up trapped in Libya. Often they endure abuse, and some are even sold into slavery. DW's Migration Dilemma series looks at why people risk the journey.
Deutsche Welle kicked off a new debate platform on December 4, 2017, launching “The 77 percent.”
Smugglers are reportedly using social media to lure potential victims to Libya, where they face torture and slavery. The UN's migration agency has urged the likes of Facebook to monitor its content and protect migrants.
Up to 700,000 African migrants are trapped in detention camps in Libya, the head of the African Union's commission says. EU and African leaders said they plan to devise "longer-term solutions for the migration issue."
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