Smugglers’ abuse of Egyptian migrants in Libya

The discovery of 287 Egyptian migrants, including more than 90 children, held in a warehouse in eastern Libya should underscore the importance of combating smuggling and human trafficking networks, as well as raise social awareness of the dangers of exploitative migration routes and this type of persecution, Euro-Med Monitor said in a statement. On Sunday evening (4 September), Euro-Med Monitor closely followed the Tobruk Security Directorate raid on the warehouse, which is located at a farm south of the city. Security forces discovered the migrants locked up in a deplorable humanitarian situation and transferred them to Tobruk’s emergency centre in preparation for their deportation to Egypt.