AU Takes Action Against Slavery In Lybia… To Evacuate 15,000 African Migrants From Libya Following Outcry Over Slave Trade

AU Takes Action Against Slavery In Lybia… To Evacuate 15,000 African Migrants From Libya Following Outcry Over Slave Trade

1. Implement a scaled-up evacuation process that will repatriate additional 15,000 migrants in #Libya currently in Govt-controlled detention centres before the end of year -there are currently atleast 20,000 migrants in Govt-controlled detention centres;…. 2/3

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— Kwesi Quartey. (@HEQuarteyKwesi) December 5, 2017

2. Engage Member States whose nationals in #Libya are to be evacuated, with view to:
A. Identifying their nationals;
B. Issuing them emergency travel documents;
C. Providing flight & landing clearance;
D. Facilitating sustainable reintegration back home..3/3

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— Kwesi Quartey. (@HEQuarteyKwesi) December 5, 2017

We noted that the move comes on the heels of global outrage over the report of the booming slave trade in the North African country. Quartey disclosed that there are currently about 20,000 migrants being held in various government detention centers in Libya. He stated that the AU would facilitate the evacuation in conjunction with its member states and would work to achieve the sustainable reintegration of the evacuees into their home communities. The evacuation would be carried out via a Voluntary Humanitarian Evacuation of Migrants plan.

Meanwhile, as  previously reported that a young Nigerian barber, Victor Imasuen, who was sold into slavery in Libya while trying to pass the country on his way to Europe, recounted his ordeal. Imasuen said he was introduced to the illegal journey by a client who came to his shop to have a haircut

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