Focus – Refugees recount the hell of detention centers in Libya

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The NGO Doctors Without Borders calls for the creation of humanitarian corridors for asylum seekers stranded in Libya, often victims of torture and abuse in Libyan detention centers. Now safe and sound in Niger, two former detainees told our correspondents about their terrible ordeal. They were able to leave Libya thanks to the Emergency Transfer Mechanism, a program set up by UNHCR to evacuate migrants to Niger. Nearly 4,000 people have been evacuated from Libya through this mechanism since 2018.

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