Refugees in Libya go through violence and sexual assault

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The United Nations reports that thousands of migrants are living in shocking conditions in the Libyan town of Sabratha, which it called a site of human suffering and abuse.

The UN refugee agency is providing urgent assistance to 14,000 people who’ve been freed from captivity, but it warned that another 6,000 are still held by human traffickers, who’ve made the town one of their main hubs after the end of the rule Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The agency said most of the refugees have been subjected to abuse, including sexual violence.