Refugee women and children 'beaten, raped and starved in Libyan hellholes'

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Militia-run detention centres in Libya are ‘no more than forced labour camps and makeshift prisons’, Unicef says

Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency, Unicef, has said.

Children are being sexually abused, coerced into prostitution and work, and held to ransom for months in squalid, overcrowded detention centres, as they flee war and poverty in Africa to undertake one of the most dangerous journeys in the world to Europe, the agency warned in a new report.

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