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Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon - BBC News

Fifty trafficked Nigerian women have been rescued from Lebanon and returned home, Nigeria’s foreign minister says.

They have all been placed in quarantine following their arrival on Sunday as a precaution against coronavirus.

The country’s anti-trafficking agency will interview them about their experiences after their isolation ends.

Last month, a Nigerian woman working as a maid in Lebanon was rescued after being put up for sale on Facebook for $1,000 (£807).

The UN says thousands of women and girls from Nigeria and other African countries are trafficked every year.

They are often lured away with promises of jobs in Europe or Asia, but usually end up being exploited as domestic maids or forced into prostitution.

Last year, an undercover BBC News Arabic investigation in Kuwait found that domestic workers were being illegally bought and sold online in a booming black market.

source: bbc

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