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SLAVE TRADE IN LIBYA | SHOCKING DOCUMENTARY

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this is the most dangerous migrant

journey in the world this year Libya has

become the main departure point for

migrants crossing into Europe it's

estimated that around 3,000 make it

across the Mediterranean to Italy every

week and around 12 die trying everyday

but before they reach the coast they

have to cross a thousand miles of desert

a journey even more deadly than the sea

if you caught up I traveled through a

region few Westerners have ever visited

there are Isis training camps smugglers

and there are kidnappers to understand

why so many will risk everything to get

to Europe if I'm going back home I don't

have anything I prevent today in a

country run by armed militias you start

to feel the tension it's almost tangible

I mean the men and women forced into

slavery is that table found evenly foxy

dude dude or me sushi are they pull a

few new I discover a country where

migrants and traps abandoned and

forgotten

don't carry for me I want to find out

what it's like for a migrant crossing

this lawless country from the Sahara in

the south to the coast in the north and

what if anything is being done to stop

this humanitarian crisis

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every week two thousand migrants cross

the Sahara Desert into Libya trying to

make it up to the coast and across the

Mediterranean to Europe

we're following tracks in the desert

we're hoping to meet up with some of the

trucks that transport the migrants from

the share up to the coast in Tripoli

from the coast they head to Europe to

get there they travel along two routes

from countries like Somalia Sudan and

Eritrea in East Africa and Nigeria

Gambia and the Ivory Coast

in West Africa they cross the border

into Libya and converge in the town of

Sapa we wait just outside the town on

one of the main desert routes used to

smuggle migrants north there's a pickup

coming now over the horizon I can tell

there's people on it it's traveling very

very quickly and it's not going to stop

for us look how packed it is

Ram Dass got so many people on it

more migrants than ever before are

making the journey through Libya to

Europe 15 minutes later another convoy

appears the men and women on the back of

these trucks will have given up

virtually everything they owe and risk

all to get to this point we decide to

follow the next pickup that comes past

we've managed to intercept one of the

smuggling vehicles it's full of

sub-saharan Africans so we're going to

get out and try talk to them

hi guys are you from Nigeria yes

how long have you traveled across the

Sahara the desert two weeks now two

weeks has it been very difficult

sometimes the code is very true Michael

but these are just the weeks you have to

embark on to get a better life and where

do you want to get to some most of us

are homeless and we can't even get good

education because of them they burn down

schools into irresolute everything I'm

running for our lives you want to cross

into Europe you know how dangerous this

is

does that not scare you doors do you

think this journey is worth it we have

nothing left you a girl coming from

that's why we have to put our life on

your line

some are false you have no father you

have no parents and the parents

there are 22 people crammed into that

vehicle but such determination or the

desperation in that vehicle that those

people prepared to probably go through

anything to get what they keep saying is

a better life the journey to Europe can

cost up to five thousand dollars

families and sometimes entire villages

come together to raise the money but

many don't make it and end up being held

prisoner by the circus everything came

up in our case kidnapping but kinging of

girls in this country I'm about to

discover how this broken country has

become a modern-day slave market

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I'm in the Sahara Desert in southern

Libya in the town of brac it's a major

staging point on the smuggling route of

illegal migrants heading north

competition for control of this

lucrative business frequently erupts

into violence a message driving is

ak-47s down by my feet he's also

carrying a pistol we're going to a safe

house that contains migrants they're

being held here in brac and they will be

moved further north by smugglers

possibly all the way up to the coast for

Tripoli many migrants are held captive

here and are forced to work to pay for

their journey north we're at the safe

house now we told now to turn the

cameras off because they don't want the

outside of the building to be recognized

so where can the camera about 40 men are

being kept here migrants are valuable

commodities and risk being taken by

rival smugglers at any point how long

ago did you leave Nigeria two years now

two years yes just used and you're

working here yes to earn the money to

pay for your next part of the journey

yes I'm lucky what work are you doing

i'm kalique your mechanic yeah what do

you do helps that lease making women

look good for me

are there other people here doing the

same thing as you

thousand thousands thousands have you

witnessed any violence people been

violent towards you yes we've we've

heard of story like that but we stay in

door here we don't comment what do you

think would happen to you if you were to

go outside kidnapped kidnapped and what

they hold them and then they ring the

families back in Nigerian from

how much longer do you think you guys

will have to stay here now before you

can move further north depending on how

fast we get our money it could take a

long time thank you very long time

it's very good this is highly organized

and there are many ways of getting

across this country to the north to the

coast some people can afford to pay for

the injure knee in one go others have to

work it like these guys are doing and

they may have to stop in four different

places and work for months maybe even a

year to make the money for the next

stage of their journey more and more

women are risking their lives to cross

Libya for them this route is even more

dangerous the next day I head to a house

where women are being held against their

will and forced to work to pay for their

journey but the smuggler who runs the

house has a condition where not to ask

what the women do of not filming outside

the vehicle okay hello it's okay

hello how are you and how long have you

been here girls yeah and did you come

from Nigeria yes how long do you think

that you will stay here

I don't know you haven't been told that

are you happy here no why not it seems

that we got you in this country is

really bad for me James everything came

up in obvious kidnapping and first

killing of girls in this country killing

of girls

yes is that table from police and pursue

voice if only foxy do the dummy she are

they pull a few live people who lives

why Vince approval EDD from you know

Facebook or email

bucola shows about dalla Chiesa PI bond

payment on Nepali shown a levy now you

know polish on did they trick you into

coming to be here when they said that

they could get you across the Sahara

then I'll find myself in this country so

the smugglers are holding you here to

pay for your journey so far yes and you

don't know how long you may have to stay

here until you've paid are they giving

you any idea

as long as we are sure which being good

morning me or you that is when we are

going to link this country when I start

to inquire too deeply about how they do

make their money I met with a wall of

silence

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you should be baffled batli for school

it's a purely really boiling block on

South America suddenly we're asked to

leave

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okay we're told but to go right now we

gently we've been in here for too long

now

and people are getting security about it

so we've got to leave about set

the UN estimates 80% of Nigerian female

migrants in Libya are trafficked into

the country to work in the sex industry

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southern Libya has descended into

anarchy

conflict between rival tribes makes it

volatile and dangerous

we're being protected by two technicals

with heavy caliber machine guns on them

now that may sound like it's a bit over

the top but you have to understand that

Westerners just simply don't come to

this area there are Isis training camps

in the region there are other tribes

that they don't get on with there are

smugglers and there are kidnappers

and in terms of a high-value target

that's exactly what we are and

consequently that's why we've got that

kind of security

Libya has three rival governments but

none of them have any real authority

here in the south where power and

control of the borders lie in the hands

of the heavily armed desert tribes for

42 years the country and the tribes were

held together by the brutal dictator

Colonel Gadhafi but after he was

overthrown in the western-backed

Revolution in 2011 civil war to Libya

apart so you've just been given this

it's obvious oh there is one in there

that's the second mag there's actually

it's a there's a bullet in it one of the

members of the tribe have just handed

him a pistol with an extra magazine for

the nine mil bullets it's got more guns

than nearly any other country on the

planet per head of population and that

probably explains why this such

fragmentation and how easy it is for

little groups to form their own militias

because there's just so many weapons in

this car

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many Libyans suffered under Gaddafi but

here in the South some feel that things

have got worse and blame Western

intervention in Libya for the explosion

in criminality violence and people

smuggling I'm going to the town hall in

brac to meet the elders from the Makara

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we witnessing behind me is negotiation

amongst the bigger tribe the elders all

have their own private militias and

they've come into conflict with each

other they're trying to negotiate a

peace amongst themselves when Gaddafi

was in control of the country he

maintained a relative peace amongst the

tribes five years after his death this

is an example of how fractured the

country and the tribes here

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I want to find out how they feel about

the smuggling epidemic in their

territory Abdullah is an elder of the

Makara isn't it true that a lot of

people in the tribes here make money

from trafficking network a dominant papa

was now a teenager when I killed him man

he was

madam tom was - what's the Eman vamos a

la vie Libya Murphy busied million lira

was Saturday Miren you know during my

time here I found many blame Europeans

for the collapse of this oil-rich a once

wealthy country

now it's on its knees with queues at

petrol stations food shortages and

salaries going unpaid clearly some

longed for the old days

the flag that flies over this town is

Gaddafi's but when the regime was

removed five years ago the

infrastructure here fell apart oil

production is at an all-time low

unemployment is an all-time high and

many people here who wouldn't have done

so a turning to trafficking as their

only source of income I'm heading to a

petrol station where migrants are handed

over from one group of smugglers to

another we pull in and our driver tells

us to wait in the car whilst he talks to

the smugglers

yeah we can go to go behind the garage

30 men and women sit waiting to be

picked up for the next leg

hi guys

where are you from from Nigeria what

have been the dangers for you making

this journey them more please let us sit

down no no DISA very dizzy

can you tell me how many people you saw

that were dead on the way here you

didn't come so are you not scared of

crossing the Mediterranean John Mayer

Napoli sure our parents are simply

saying young once our loved ones they

are dying we lost our house to fire boom

man simply stay on the streets no food

no shelter no clothing for us so I have

to live 9 Giotto fatso my family than

GIS so desire the bastard said rats now

I can't be I ate some barrier boot was

so we have to fetch our country after

leave our country check out our country

so we can be able to help those people

over there are you aware that there is a

growing anger among some people in

Europe that too many people are coming

from Africa to Europe

Thank You President Assad enough League

will become so toxic Oh Sansa a lot a

pattern European

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the men and women are told they're

leaving they're traveling with only the

clothes on their backs and after some

negotiation we're allowed to do the next

part of their journey with them these

people who have already been through a

very dangerous journey and it's because

of the desperation that they fill in

their own countries that they're

searching for a better life and they go

through trauma the risk of being

kidnapped forced into to labor some of

the women can be forced into

prostitution they can be kidnapped so

they've already made very perilous

journey and I think it's only right if

we want to understand what these people

go through to experience a bit of it for

myself so we're now on the road

it's 350 miles to the next handover

point just outside of Tripoli it's a

seven-hour journey in 45-degree heat

we've only been in the car a short

period of time it's incredibly

uncomfortable the wind buffets you

sandblast you you get dry very very

quickly it's incredibly uncomfortable

when these people it's got a lot more of

these people they get to their final

destination I don't think I can do it

sure

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an hour into the journey the main road

becomes too dangerous with rival

militias up ahead the smugglers turn

into the desert to avoid them and the

journey becomes even harder

International Organization for Migration

except that it's more dangerous crossing

the desert that it is from the

Mediterranean can you imagine going 70

miles an hour plus now if you pulled off

no one's gonna stop and no one's gonna

rescue you

how have you been treated by the

traffickers by the smugglers - I did -

whatever them my shirts do you think the

smugglers are racist you witnessed any

violence towards women

we're told that going any further would

draw unwanted attention from the

militias this is where the smugglers

have said we've got to get out of the

vehicles end of the road for us but

these people still have a very long way

to go to get their objective I think one

thing that's coming over is that I

really have no understanding of these

people leaving behind for them to take

such a dangerous journey means that what

they're fleeing must be pretty bad

because this is no easy journey

around half of all migrants traveling

through Libya a held for ransom at some

point during their journey 90% say

they've seen fellow migrants killed

tortured or died in the desert our time

in the South has only confirmed just how

broken this country is it's crying out

for a single strong government for laws

and a force to uphold those laws but

until that happens the tribes here have

no alternative but to turn a blind eye

to the smuggling because for many is

their only source of income

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I'm in Tripoli

the capital of Libya on one of the most

dangerous cities in the world there is a

new government here but the real power

lies in the hands of the armed militias

there are 4g in tripoli alone they fund

their feuds through kidnapping and

smuggling and every night they are

involved in fierce clashes a first

glance in tripoli things appear

relatively normal but after a short

period of time you start to feel the

tension it's almost tangible the sand is

driving us said you know Tripoli is

presently bubbling and that's not

because it's 45 degrees outside there

are tensions here between you can travel

literally a hundred meters down a road

and meet two different checkpoints who

don't talk to each other and you consent

an air of desperation amongst people

here you know as if at any point

everything could come to a shuddering

stop with a war against an Isis along

the coast 40 militias vying for control

of the city an economy in freefall and

daily blackouts tackling the migrant

crisis is not a priority there is no

official process to deal with migrants

here those that are caught are locked up

in detention centers here in Tripoli

there are three recognized detention

centers and we've just entered the one

here in Falla

in this Ross yes nice to meet you nice

to meet you too

before the war aniss worked for a bank

he has no experience running a detention

center

there are around 490 men they're locked

up for mostly they apart from when they

get a little bit of food that they

receive some of them have been here for

nine months

we can't help thinking but they got so

close to their dream and now that can

find in conditions that far worse to

many of them than the ones that they

were running from these people have no

one to turn to the Libyans don't want

them Europe doesn't want them and even

their own countries don't want them

where are you from come from every coast

ivory coast cut you off drug one jodhpur

yeah yeah mr. Chelsea yeah how long did

it take you to get to Libya from Ivory

Coast two weeks three weeks how much

money how much money did it cost you - I

mean - I mean - I mean off now I lose

everything

what will happen to you when you go back

home if I'm going back home I don't have

anything I prepare to die yeah I would

kill myself I wish I find myself to die

I prefer to die because of the levels of

violence the kidnappings and the lack of

government aid agencies are unable to

operate with any success

the conditions are some of the worst I

have ever witnessed

the boss is there and the block toilet

for the ship used by 492 toilets where

are you from I'm from Gambia Gambia yes

you look very thin how long have you

been here

so what is your future who doesn't see

any for me there may be timber

does anybody in Gambia no way you are

living that country Gambia I read myself

by almost 80 70 food supplies are

desperately in a ditch person will get

one a cup of tea and also a piece of

bread and the piece of cheese this is

what is give me tea yes the people here

are starving and if they try to escape

they face being shot by untrained guards

who have been accused of carrying out

violent beating us an animal

really it was a kanima the colours anima

the color sleep really well I

migrants from detention centers like

this one are often sold on to people

traffickers if nothing is done many of

those who remain will probably die some

of the guys that was saying that they

have been beaten different people and

they believe people and you believe it

the fault is not for the police no one

trained them before no one explained

what the EM grits mean for them before

so they treat them as as someone you

catch it in a war or something so we

should train the police Ennis is clearly

a good man but he's only just one man

this is a living hell and I think it's

getting the story out that if you do try

and make it to this country there's a

good chance of you ending up here and

you do not want to end up here because

you have lost all the money that you

saved to get here there's a good chance

you may be forgotten about and there's

some governments here that just aren't

helping repatriate these people for most

of them all they want to do now is go

back home but it doesn't seem to be a

lot of help coming presently too in

order them to do that so what happens

next

I've heard of a detention center for

women where the conditions are even

worse 40 miles away in the town of Sur

man up until two days ago it was too

dangerous to reach because of fighting

between rival militias we've just gone

through a checkpoint where we had to

lower the camera this area is controlled

by the washer fauna and they supported

Gaddafi this road is only just open it

was closed for a year because the washer

fine I didn't want it opened and they

were responsible for a lot of attack

sort of violence of killings

this is it playful

security for the center is in the hands

of a local militia and a 300 women here

have no contact with the outside world

and no idea what will happen to them

next

the newest arrivals survived a terrible

tragedy last night

it's a favor you're on a boat yesterday

what happened the vodka and the people

went in the water they abide they died

people will die when fish me hippos but

these two boys we lost mother lost his

mother

Iain to see how many people were on the

boat do you know how many people around

twenty 120 people lose do you know how

many people survived the rescue it's

only 18 survives yes

these boys understand you what's

happened to their mothers no idea this

one was Kosta Koufos mother I told him

this one is called go-go's

how'd you feel sorry sorry

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despite surviving last night favor and

the boys are yet to realize they are now

trapped here there must be around 200

women in this room most of them have

been here for out for four months at the

moment I don't think they are us or even

the people are looking after them have

any idea how much longer they'll be

staying in conditions like this are you

pregnant

how many months no nine months nine

months my family and Katy nobody

maneuver who very much never was at the

sausages for me Kat maroon avait pas

inoperative or nouvelle it to know my

past no shadows Allah Aziz Allah Bhagwan

nice leadership a popcorn a typical

knife amazing raggedy knows it that

young Winston funky on larger

democracies nothing more amazing from

there are hardly any doctors or aid

workers left in Libya these women have

no access to medical care finish are you

having fits here Somali Somali Chris can

you tell me the problems of health the

children have come on Cody remover to

you know the media come up with us

auntie should the passages about welfare

charity run to dumpy just read Emily

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I should gave birth to a baby girl

a month ago I which I give birth to a

premature baby seven months pregnant

when I give birth to the baby my baby

bleed bleed she took off and died

laughter after a week she died

did I take you from here when you gave

birth or did you give birth here this

right here yeah is that true besides all

day I give this to my baby this way when

I lost her go carry on now yeah I'm

dying also they don't carry for me look

at me there's no floor there's no what

time I put you I can't even walk anymore

people used to owe me to bedroom I'll

call me back I don't care where you come

from here you are there is so much

suffering in this room you can virtually

touch it whether you think these people

should have stayed in the countries of

origin whether you think they have a

right to travel to Europe whatever your

views on that might matter these people

are suffering and as human beings I

think we have a duty to look after them

and try and stop them

the dream of getting to Europe for many

has turned into a nightmare but for

others it's a business opportunity

smuggling now accounts for 50% of the

local economy on the coast

I've come to trigger second prison in

Tripoli about to meet a smuggler who is

allegedly transported over 2,000 people

into Europe

he was arrested eight months ago in the

middle of launching a migrant boat from

a nearby coastal town

he's currently awaiting sentencing

can you tell me how you became a

smuggler mr. Dunphy Magnus Ness Ness not

selfish news I'm smitten happy feel-good

but in little Maharajah Mahalo but I

lived it Arif tell javi that man Adeeb

Adeeb

madam bro soon as she would lose

selenium fish loose one boot 20,000

inner mat or 10,000 inner JVs 3000

dinner

complete complete 40,000 dinner business

any 15,000 dinner

one boat how many people would you

smuggle in a week toe board report that

gives him a profit of 25,000 pounds a

week in a country where the average

monthly wage is just 400 pounds when you

put the migrants on the boat but one of

the smugglers sail the ship run the

engine ten Gambia Sunita Haymond Oh Oh a

jeep from Saint Narada let's say another

movie not my captain or compass JVs kept

not a gym daddy was so one mill Bihar

who can say yes it's thoughtful Haute

Oh mate Raj flows no money did I forget

to pay after no money combos no money

free do you expect those boats to make

the journey all the way to Italy 200

miles

massage 200 men your security Italy

dirty mill 200 mil problem you're

effectively relying on the European

search-and-rescue mission to pick up the

migrants yes the European boats waiting

offshore have picked up around a hundred

and seventy thousand migrants this year

they may be saving huge numbers of lives

but some believe their presence is

encouraging the smugglers that smuggle

that alone was responsible for

transporting two thousand people into

Europe we have no idea how many

smugglers are out there but you know

what I think if every smuggler in this

country was arrested tomorrow there'd be

a line of people willing to take their

place because of the state this country

is in to find out what's being done to

stop the smuggling I'm going to spend

the night at sea with the Libyan Coast

Guard

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I'm on the coast 30 miles west of

Tripoli this is where most of the

migrants trying to get to Europe set off

they are loaded into inflatable rubber

dinghies incapable of making the

200-mile Passage to Italy most will be

picked up by European boats many will

drown but a few will be intercepted by

Libya's own Coast Guard

in just two days last week 13,000

migrants were saved at sea by European

rescue missions now they have to operate

in international waters 12 miles off the

coast but what doesn't get a lot of

publicity is what's happening here in

territorial waters the Libyan Coast

Guard only has a few vessels and I'm

about to go out on a night operation

with them

lieutenant Ramsey hello how are you

twenty-four-year-old leftenant Ramsey is

second in command of the Zawiya Coast

Guard their job is to stop smugglers and

rescue migrants at sea but in the

country on its knees

they are underfunded they have just four

boats and come under regular fire from

smuggling malicious

it's now half 11:00 we're about to leave

port now and there aren't many coast

guards in the world that set up to see

with this kind of weaponry

they've got rocket-propelled grenades

PKM to share heavy-duty machine guns and

they k47

the reason they're carrying them is

because the smugglers sometimes actually

launch RPGs at this boat something I've

just found out and you know obviously

we're carrying a heck of a lot of fuel

Ramsey your team wear balaclavas why is

that because we'll be sure our fists

they know us and they don't your house

and if they come to your house what will

the smugglers do kill us do you mind me

asking how much you get paid about the

700 Idina 700 Deana a month yes how much

does a smuggler and a month million and

that doesn't bode well for the peace of

this country Waterman is just more more

of them as more dangerous pain no Olivia

we are for living know these guys and

they'll get paid very much the smugglers

well they're taking your risk with their

making big money as as Randy just said

he's doing it for the future of Libya

it's midnight and we're heading up the

coast into a stretch of water known to

be used by smugglers

not a lot

c'mon is saying that all the way along

the coastline here of subrata there are

different militias which are heavily

armed and they're all financing their

power games from smuggling I work every

day I fight militias all kind of

gangster and listen we are good little

and they get bigger bigger yes have you

ever been offered money yes really to

turn a blind eye not to look don't God's

live at home to go to sleep at home

Ramsey and his men come under fire from

smugglers most nights an hour into the

operation and a suspicious boat raises

the alarm

we're just came alongside of a fishing

trawler now they're often used as

spotters for the smugglers they let the

smuggler though the boats are about

but they just cut their weapon so about

you there take it just had a collision

fouled ship it just come through the

window okay what was it

it's illegal bugs where is he from

from Asia Egypt you should not be here

the captain of the trawler is arrested

and taken away by one of the support

boats we resume our search

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Venus seen out but just under three

hours just found our first thing is full

of migrants and it's a pack you get

close to it you look into the dinghy

there are people actually straddled over

the edge of it and deciding to

absolutely be rammed so they estimated

to be around one hundred two hundred and

twenty people on board

it's absolutely packed

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more migrants than ever before are dying

on what is now the deadliest migrant

route in the world this year more than

four thousand have drowned at sea trying

to reach Europe most of them have picked

up by the European for the tiller but if

they do make it to 12 miles if they slip

through the net of the flotilla if they

get out into proper open water they're

not going to make the 200 miles to Italy

they're gonna sink and everybody on

board will drown this sinking they will

seek the support boat arrives to take

the migrants back to shore but the coast

guards don't have the experience or

training to deal with this desperate

situation there have been accusations of

brutality

the migrants are loaded onto the tug and

taken back to port we carry on with the

patrol and over the next two hours we

come across another two boats carrying

around 250 migrants

this is the three for the third one

as the Sun rises we come across more

boats even at this point many of these

people don't realize they are not going

to Europe the Coast Guard will return

them to Libya by 9:00 a.m. they have

rescued about 600 men and women who now

face an uncertain future

how disappointed are you very very

disciple of a thousand a lot of the

little money my mom got in spending on

me it's only when you are so face to

face with it the desperation the hope

the hope that's now lost you know this

is a baby being breastfed there and it's

not more than the month old I've seen

the journey from the South what that

child's already endured and its mother

and you know for them to be picked up

now whether you agree with the migration

or not and there are people who had

clearly ill and not well on on that

tongue down

not on my swords I'm lost for words do

you be pregnant she's pregnant as we

make our way back to port we come across

a fifth dinghy at another hundred and

twenty migrants were transferred to the

Coast Guard's vessel when did you get in

the boats just last night how old is she

she's fine she's fine your daily six

tomorrow should be six tomorrow do you

know what's gonna happen to you now

they're going to put you in a detention

center do you understand that in Libya

no water compared to Libya because there

is more in Libya and a bit sleep live

people dinner so we can ask theater

use words sometimes like humanitarian

disaster

but it's not until it confronts you like

this and you see it's the scale of it

you can see look good if we in nine

hours have picked up around 750 people

how many people are being put into

unseaworthy boats and how many people

are drowning and no one knows about and

no will ever hear from again

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the rubber boats are set on fire to stop

smugglers using them again

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the EU has started to provide training

and equipment to the Libyan Coast Guard

with the people that are sent back to

Libya find themselves subjected to

horrifying abuses with virtually no

supports and little chance of returning

home in just 11 hours with just three

votes the Libyan Coast Guard managed to

rescues 750 migrants now there were go

to detention centres which have a

history of human rights abuses I think

if the European Union wants migrants to

be stopped in Libyan waters and they're

prepared to help the Coast Guard with

sponsorship and training it's also the

responsibility then to actually make

sure that the centres that they're held

in a fit for purpose

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the surge in migrants traveling to

Europe through Libya came after the

Revolution the West supported with the

Revolution has failed to deliver lasting

security and the country has turned into

a slave market for migrants what I've

witnessed here is a humanitarian

disaster hundreds of thousands of

migrants trapped exploited with no hope

and no one to turn to there was no

international aid organization operating

here with any success the suffering I

have seen here is partly as a result of

the West leaving this country after

helping to defeat the daffy and his

regime but since then things have got

worse for Libya Europe and the migrants

clearly it would be a monumental task to

help this country secure its southern

borders while the international

community sits back and allows the power

games to play out here every day this

country slides closer into becoming a

failed state the big question has to be

can we really turn our backs on Libya

again

and Ross will be back on