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Nigerian ‘sex slavery’ ring goes on trial in France

Lyon, France | AFP |  Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial Wednesday, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe. Nigeria was the main country of origin of the …

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‘It’s the jungle’: Bosnian migrant camp in crisis

Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina | AFP | No running water, putrid portable toilets and surrounding woods littered with land mines — these are the bleak conditions of a camp where hundreds of migrants brace for winter in Bosnia. “It’s the jungle,” says Mohammad Nawaz, a 30-year-old Pakistani living in the tent-city built …

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High crimes: Britain’s cannabis farms

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A derelict hospital, dog kennels, abandoned warehouses, suburban homes and buried shipping containers — cannabis farms dot Britain, often staffed by Vietnamese migrants-turned-growers. Some have been smuggled in voluntarily, others trafficked against their will. Here are a few high-profile busts involving Vietnamese migrants. – Bunker …

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Spain struggles to accommodate thousands of young migrants

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Spain is struggling to accommodate thousands of young migrants who over the years have arrived alone on rickety boats or hidden in trucks, some of whom have ended up on the streets or even become involved in crime. There are currently around 14,000 unaccompanied young migrants …

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Migrant rescue NGOs defy European states

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | A Spanish charity that saved 121 migrants in the Mediterranean last week vowed Monday to continue sea rescue operations, the latest NGO to defy moves by European nations to shut down a route exploited by trafficking gangs. Proactiva Open Arms founder Oscar Camps called on EU …

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