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Seeking safety, finding fear: Refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya and Malta

, Index number: REG 01/004/2010

Many thousand Somalis flee their war-torn country every year in search of safety. For those who reach Libya, indefinite detention, torture and other abuses await them. Many then embark on perilous sea journeys towards Europe. Those who survive often end up in Malta, where they face detention followed by isolation and poverty in cramped accommodation.

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