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MV facilitates report in Independent about migrants trapped in horrendous conditions in Libya

MV facilitates report in Independent about migrants trapped in horrendous conditions in Libya

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 Migrant Voice - MV facilitates report in Independent about migrants trapped in horrendous conditions in Libya

On 5 September, the Independent published a long article about the migrants and refugees trapped in Libya, detained in camps, living in squalid conditions, even abused. Migrant Voice had been in touch with several migrants in Libya for a month or so prior to this, and we facilitated the contact between them and journalist Bel Trew.

“We are experiencing torture and abuse, there is no way for us to escape and save our lives,” says Jemal, 30, who fled arrest in Eritrea in 2017, leaving his wife and child behind. “No one can imagine the nightmare we live through.”

The journalist also spoke to MV Director Nazek Ramadan, who said, "The world is letting them rot. They are not seen or treated like human beings. Some of them are in detention for three years with no support, no proper food, with no protection, with no care, with no hope of getting out. They are just trapped. We are concerned that Europe is trying to keep people out at any cost.”

Read the full article here.