Despite the prevailing insecurity, Libya remains an important crossing point for tens of thousands of migrants, mostly from Africa who, each year, seek to reach Europe via the Italian coasts.
But for some, the journey ends in detention centers in Libya, where several NGOs keep warning about the inhuman living conditions.
A few days ago, for example, six African migrants were shot dead by guards at a detention center in Tripoli.
“I was mistreated, I was tortured. All because I couldn’t pay the ransom they demanded, but luckily over time I paid and I was free. I was free from Libyan prison, ”explains Amadou Traoré, a Guinean migrant.
“For them (the guards) they have no mercy on us blacks. When they see us, they think that we are people who have already been abandoned and that they can do whatever they want with us.” , explains Mohamed Salah Desouk, a migrant from Côte d’Ivoire.
A few days ago, UNICEF alerted about the living conditions in these centers.
According to the agency, at least 1,000 women and children, among thousands of migrants detained by Libyan authorities in Tripoli, are “in immediate danger”.
Source: Africa news