Slave Trade in Libya: What Can You Do?

Videos have surfaced showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being auctioned off and sold as slaves.

“Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most egregious abuses of human rights and may amount to crimes against humanity.” -Antonio Gutteres, UN Secretary General

WHAT CAN YOU DO? YOUR IMPACT

1. Advocate on social media.

Create informative posts on Instagram here and other social media outlets to bring awareness to this crisis.

2. Defend human rights and prevention.

Donate to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) here. “They recognize the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement” (IOM, 2017). The IOM is working first hand in in Libya to address the human rights of the victims and prevention in navigating future crises.

3. Acknowledge and fight root causes for this crisis.

Address what Gutteres refers to as root causes of slavery. Connect with organizations working on improving countrywide aid and development. A few include, Save the Children, OxFam and World Food Program.

Always be kind. More to come,

Bella Sium

Image credits: www.aljazeera.com, www.iom.int, www.savethechildren.org, www.oxfam.ca, www1.wfp.org

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