The cause of human trafficking is certainly widespread poverty, unemployment, recession and poor infrastructure hampering small and medium scale businesses. And Libya being a transit country has now become the African slave 'market'. Little wonder the African Union the other day called on Libyan authorities to investigate the "slave markets" of black Africans operating in that nation. Obviously, human trafficking is an international humanitarian crisis across Africa and should not be treated with kid gloves. For those victims still in Libya, the authorities there should reassess migrants' detention conditions and make them more human-friendly and habitable.
Source: The North Africa Journal December 07, 2017 04:18 UTC