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IOM: More than 1,600 victims of human trafficking in Libya
August 01, 2022 - 10:05
Written by: LibyaMohammed
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has confirmed that more than 1600 illegal migrants have been trafficked between 2020 and 2022, adding that most of them are from Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan.
“There were more men than women among the identified victims of trafficking exploited in Libya. However, proportionately women were more at risk of exploitation based on the overall migrant gender demographics in Libya”, the IOM indicated in a report to provide an overview of trafficking in persons as reported by the victims assisted by IOM.
It also explained that most common forms of exploitation identified were kidnapping for extortion, forced labour and sex trafficking.