ECOSOC (Intermediate)


Luyanda Alexander
South Africa

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Committee: ECOSOC

Country: France

Topic: Prevention of Migrant Smuggling in Libya


The conflict in Libya has given rise to the growing scourge of human smuggling. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have left their homes and native lands in search of a new, prosperous life in Europe. Unfortunately, the smuggling of migrants is often undertaken in dangerous and degrading conditions, with human rights recklessly trampled on and violated. Tens of thousands of migrants have died in the process, aided and abetted by the brutality and exploitation they experience in the hands of smugglers.

The phenomenon of migrant smuggling in Libya has increased as a result of the continuously...