Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan ‘hellholes’

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Lin Taylor

Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

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Refugee crisis set to get worse, not better

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Amnesty International

Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just ten countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published.

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EU risks fuelling horrific abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya

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Amnesty International

The EU’s plans to cooperate more closely with Libya on migration risk fuelling the rampant ill-treatment and indefinite detention in horrifying conditions of thousands of refugees and migrants, said human rights NGO Amnesty International.

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