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Feature - Gaddafi's Route
Lorenzo Meloni
Libya is a bottleneck in the flow of African migrants traveling to Europe. Originating in at least 12 different countries, migrants fleeing war, devastation, destitution, and oppressive regimes travel for months, even years to reach the Mediterranean coast. From there they prepare for the dangerous crossing to Europe. Gaddafi had accepted hundreds of millions of dollars from the EU in exchange for a promise to guard the Libyan coast and turn back migrants. The fall of his regime and the instability that followed allowed smugglers to strengthen their operations and earn a substantial amount of money....

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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. The counting of migrants outside...
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Libya. Murzuq desert. El Sharara Oil Field. December 2015. A...
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Libya. Murzuq. December 2015. A parking area for lorries travelling...
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Libya. Qatrun. December 2015. A group of migrants rest beside...
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Libya. Tumu. December 2015. Border Checkpoint between Niger and...
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Libya. Tumu. December 2015. Border Checkpoint between Niger and...
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Libya. Tumu. December 2015. Tebu militiaman working as border...
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Libya. Murzuq Desert. December 2015. Stranded for two days by...
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Libya. Murzuq Desert. December 2015. Stranded for two days by...
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Libya. Murzuq Desert. December 2015. Migrants, exhausted from...
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Libya. Murzuq Desert. December 2015. Stranded for two days by...
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Libya. Murzuq Desert. December 2015. Migrants, exhausted from...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. Thousands of Libyan dinars seized...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. Weapons seized during a police...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. Passports and belongings of migrants...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. Drugs, money and phones seized...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. The Tripoli department for combatting...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. Migrants in Tripoli's Garabulli...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. Food distribution to migrants...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. In the women's section of Tripoli's...
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Libya. Tripoli. November 2015. Nigerian women, some with young...
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Libya. Al Khoms. November 2015. Migrants from sub-Saharan African...
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Libya. Al Khoms. November 2015. Migrants from sub-Saharan African...
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Libya. Al Khoms. November 2015. A group of Somalian captured...
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Libya. Al Khoms. November 2015. Khalil,16, from Mogadishu was...
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Libya. Al Khoms. November 2015. A Nigerian detainee shows scars...
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Libya. Sabha. December 2015. A young man from Mali inside a shack...
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Libya. Qatrun. December 2015. A young man from Burkina Faso...
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Libya. Qatrun. December 2015.Libya. Young men seated inside a...
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Libya. Qatrun. December 2015 A young man praying inside a half-finished...
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Libya. Qatrun. December 2015. A young man outside a half-finished...
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Libya. Al Khoms. November 2015. An Ethiopian migrant sleeping...
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Libya. Murzuq. December 2015. Two migrants waiting on the street...
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Libya. Sabha. December 2015. Migrants who wait on a roudabout...
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Libya, Zuwarah, October 2014. The rest of a boat of migrants...
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Libya. Zuwarah,.October 2014. Lybian police looking for boats...
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Libya. Zuwarah,.October 2014. Bodies of migrants found up on...
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Libya. Zuwarah, March 2014. A boat factory. Migrants use this...
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Libya. Mellitah, March 2014. Migrants from Eritrea and Somalila,...
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Libya. Mellitah, March 2014. Immigrants from Eritrea and Somalila,...
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Libya. Mellitah, March 2014 . Two migrants detained in the Mellitah...
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Libya. Tripoli, February 2014 . Shara Ashok (Ashok neighborhood)...
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Libya. Tripoli, February 2014 . Shara Ashok (Ashok neighborhood)...
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Libya. Tripoli, February 2014 . Shara Ashok (Ashok neighborhood)...
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Libya. Tripoli, February 2014 . nside the St. Francis Caritas...
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Libya. Tripoli, February 2014 . Shara Ashok (Ashok neighborhood)...
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LIBYA. Tripoli, February 2014. Shara Ashok (Ashok neighborhood)....
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