STRANDED AND STUCK IN LIBYA

For many years Libya has been a transit country for sub-Saharan migrants trying to reach Europe – but for many it has been the end of the line. Unable to cross the sea they remain stuck, with no way back and no way forward having lost their savings to smugglers on their way to Libya. They live out of sight, trying to evade the police and an indefinite stay in prison. This is still the case after the Libyan revolution, the difference is that the power and freedom of smugglers has increased. Migrants have told stories of being put in small rooms with hundreds of other migrants with a single toilet. (published as a slideshow in BBC online and as a photo essay in MO*magazine)