Leaders across the world have added their voices on alleged incidents of slavery in Libya. Led by the secretary general of the United Nations António Guterres, different leaders have defined the state of affairs in the North African Nation as horrible.
This is after a human trafficker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Al Jazeera that incidents of slave trade have become rife in this part of the world.
The trafficker revealed that the refugees have ended up in prostitution and sexual exploitation to pay ransoms to their smugglers and captors. There are also reports that a morgue in the southern city of Sebha is full of corpses of the slaves.
An unidentified health officer at the morgue appealed to the UN to equip the facility for proper storage of the bodies.
“We appealed to the World Health Organization to help us with a new refrigerator but we have yet to receive a positive response from them,” he told Al Jazeera.
Most of the slaves have been killed by the smugglers while others die from thirst in the hot Libyan Desert.