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Back from Libya part 2 - Nigerian women face challenges returning home

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Female migrants inside the Ganzour shelter in Tripoli, Libya, September 2018
Female migrants inside the Ganzour shelter in Tripoli, Libya, September 2018 M Turkia/AFP

Thousands of Nigerian women - who embarked on the dangerous land journey through the Sahara Desert to North Africa with the hope of crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe often had their dreams cut short when they arrived in Libya. Human traffickers often sold them into slavery where they were sexually exploited. Some of those repatriated had babies following rape by their Libyan captors. Sam Olukoya in Benin city reports on the challenges the mothers face in raising their Libyan-born babies in Nigeria following their return home.

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