Rescued Trafficked Nigerians Held in Abhorrent Shelters(CNN,Aug.28,2019)

Many of the survivors say the shelters mirror the same abusive conditions they faced while they were trafficked.According to a new report from Human Rights Watch, “‘You Pray for Death:’ Trafficking of Young Women and Girls in Nigeria,” Nigerian authorities are failing to adequately care for returned trafficking survivors.Rinze Osakwe of NAPTIP’S public education unit told to CNN“Most of the victims are witnesses to crimes committed by traffickers who will stop at nothing to get them. Let’s not forget that the survivors were initially trafficked by family members who want to get them out of the shelter to recruit them again.” According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 11,000 women and 3,000 children who arrived by sea in Italy in 2016 were Nigerian. The majority of those who were victims of human trafficking were trafficked for sexual exploitation.