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Sub-Saharan illegal migrants and refugees lie on the Tajoura shore, shortly after having been arrested in the Mediterranean Sea by Libyan coastguards. They belong to an increasing number of groups of foreign nationals (including illegal migrants, asylum seekers and refugees) risking their lives on hazardous journeys through Libya as they attempt to reach Europe by sea. <br />
Groups of foreign nationals are bought in Europe and transported by well-armed militias. The militias are linked to the criminal networks that control the seas; Libyan waters are under surveillance by these organisations, making the area dangerous and inaccessible for witnesses like journalists or photographers. In the face of all this, the poorly equipped Libyan coastguards are powerless. In fear of the militias, their work is limited to carrying out rescue operations when illegal migrants and refugees are abandoned at sea by the militia groups.
Sub-Saharan illegal migrants and refugees lie on the Tajoura shore, shortly after having been arrested in the Mediterranean Sea by Libyan coastguards. They belong to an increasing number of groups of foreign nationals (including illegal migrants, asylum seekers and refugees) risking their lives on hazardous journeys through Libya as they attempt to reach Europe by sea.
Groups of foreign nationals are bought in Europe and transported by well-armed militias. The militias are linked to...
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