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Region: West Africa

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West Africa, November 2017

In November, CNN broadcast footage of smugglers selling sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees by auction near Tripoli in Libya. The international community condemned the treatment of migrants in Libya, with the African Union and European Commission calling for an immediate end to these practices and evoking the need for positive cooperation between concerned African countries and the UN, in order to allow for the safe return of those stranded in Libya. The UN Security Council called for investigations into the slave markets in Libya.

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