Nigerian migrants return from Libya back to square one

Even after experiencing horrible treatment and conditions, almost half of West African migrants returning home from Libya say that they will try to reach Europe again.


Making money from EU's migration policies in Libya

EU's outsourced 'migration control' to Libya has yielded a humanitarian disaster and billions in profit.

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

by Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen


UN considers sanctions to fight Libya slave trade

French diplomat urges Security Council action to identify people and groups behind trafficking through Libyan territory.

Counting the Cost

Migrants for sale: Slave trade in Libya

African refugees have long used Libya as gateway to Europe, but many are now facing abuse, exploitation and trafficking.

Inside Story

Can the world unite to beat human trafficking?

Millions of people across the globe are falling into the hands of a criminal enterprise that makes $150bn every year.


The cost of human trafficking

Human trafficking generates about $150bn a year in illegal profits.

The cost of human trafficking

US & Canada

Human trafficking victims found dead in Texas truck

Nine people dead and more than 20 critically injured in what police are calling a horrific case of immigrant smuggling.

Human trafficking victims found dead in Texas truck

Asia Pacific

Thai general convicted for Rohingya trafficking deaths

Many of the victims found in mass graves were Rohingya Muslims – a persecuted minority from Myanmar's Rakhine state.


Niger struggles to curb people smuggling

People smuggling is a lucrative business in the landlocked West African country of Niger. Migrants see it as a way to get to Europe by first crossing into Libya. But now the government with help from the European Union is trying to stop the trade.

Reporter's Notebook

Refugee crisis: 'Gangs run child prostitution rings'

Reports children are sexually exploited emphasise need to ensure refugees are welcomed and receive same care offered to EU citizens.


When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.

Neil Howard

by Neil Howard

Neil Howard


Slavery trafficking victims crippled by fear in UK

Saved from grips of being trafficked into modern-day slavery, victims suffer severe trauma and struggle to move on.

Slavery trafficking victims crippled by fear in UK

Latin America Investigates

Argentina: Cross-Border Trafficking

Investigating child trafficking and sexual exploitation along the border between Bolivia and Argentina.


The Indian caste where wives are forced into sex work

For girls and women from the Perna caste, entering the sex trade is a normal next step after marriage and childbirth.

The Indian caste where wives are forced into sex work

Human trafficking

'Sold like cows and goats': India's slave brides

Thousands of girls and women in India are sold into marriage and often face a lifetime of abuse and hardship.