A photo essay documents the return of deported refugees from Iran to Afghanistan. A man from Guinea shares his testimony of being sold off into slavery in Libya and a Rome clinic reports that 80 percent of its migrant patients had suffered torture, deprivation or sexual violence. This and more in today's roundup.
80 percent migrants treated by Rome clinic are torture victims: Some 80 percent of migrants assisted in 2017 by the MEDU mobile clinic in Rome say that they suffered torture, abuse, serious deprivation, sexual violence or enslavement. Most of the mistreatment happened in Libya.
Afghan refugees forced to take a freezing journey back from Iran: Afghan refugees are being forced back to their war-torn homeland from neighboring countries, mostly from Iran. A recent UN report says over 4,000 Afghan refugees were deported from Iran last week alone.
Merkel demands better access to Libyan refugee camps: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the head of Libya's internationally recognized government, Fayez al-Sarraj. She said "there is still a lot to do" to improve migrant conditions in the country.
Migrant slaves in Libya (1/2): 'I was kidnapped, sold and then thrown into prison': After a video showing a slave auction in Libya was posted online by American media CNN in November, Libya was forced to confront the shameful practices going on in the country. The FRANCE 24 Observers team received a number of messages from people saying that they had been victims of human trafficking, including a Guinean man who has now returned to live in Conakry, Guinea. This is his witness report.
Kawsar Khan: Finding life in Germany with Cricket: The captain of the Rheinland Riders Cricket Club in Bonn found a new home in Germany thanks to a favorite sport from his home country.
Italy: website pinpoints services for migrants: TrovaSocial is a website that brings together 300 services across Italy that work for foreigners and the disadvantages in an attempt to foster integration.
Fact check: Safe countries of origin and how they affect your asylum application