More than 250 female African migrants are detained in Surman in Western Libya. Many of them were arrested when they tried to cross the sea to Europe. In the center they lack basic services like health care, sanitation - and most of all hope.
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.”
Thousands of people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while seeking more sustainable living conditions in Europe. Despite various efforts by African and EU governments to curb migration, little has changed for refugees.
Germany will allocate €120 million to improving the conditions of refugees and migrants stranded in Libya and made vulnerable to enslavement and official violence. The government in Tripoli would administer the funds.
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