On the western side of Libya, at the height of the control of the armed Islamic militias on all state institutions there, The most tragic and sad stories happens every single minute.
These militias that controls the main cities in the west of Libya four years ago until now, left a significant wound in the hearts of the locals and even immigrants on their daily lives.
But despite all the discomforts and hardships of the local people, There is still migrants from different countries arrive here, They are also suffering the horrors of wars and chaos to escape the hell of poverty and misery that prevails in the sub-Saharan countries towards the bliss of Europe.
Africans, Bangladeshis, Syrians, Iraqis, all nationalities that exposed to wars or poverty are here, in one corner.. They all came in a wrong way, and they realize that, and they also know that their lives is in a deep threat, but they don’t care about that, The only thing that matters for them is to reach the European coast and live the life they always dreamed of.
They went on a dreadful trip from their countries to see the far-away paradise in Europe, They’ve been in deserts, villages, borders, they took all the risks and all the hazards, they were a tool to sale in the 21th century slavery markets, their dignity was touching the ground but all of this is nothing next to their wish to start a new life away from harm and poverty.
Some of those migrants were exposed to racism, fatigue, insults, physical assault from both guards, smugglers or even militias., and some of them join terrorist groups like ISIS or other Islamic militias in the country to work as a mercenary in a war they don’t know anything about it.
Most of them works in a low-paid jobs to cover their necessities, they are probably satisfying themselves with the smallest needs to save money for the sealing boat, that will take them either to Europe or to the grave.
Most of them doesn’t have any plans, and the majority don’t have any kind of education or crafts that can support them even if the European dream became true, They are completely leaning on the subsidies and governmental support.
In addition, The immigrants detention centers in west of Libya is suffering from the lack of requirements, & necessities of logistic things to provide the appropriate needs to the immigrants before the evacuation to their origins.
Many sources prove that there’s no health equipment’s to treat them and there’s no even places for them to sleep in, which will cause epidemics and diseases between migrants, and it could also reach to the guards.
Everybody here knows that Europe had launched multiple operations to stop this crime across the Mediterranean, but many Libyans say that these efforts aren’t enough, They extremely refuse all voices that calls to settle the immigrants in the country for so many reasons, and no matter how they were oppressed, The Libyan community won’t accept immigrants in any case.
Eventually, Each one of those immigrants we’ve met is a story himself, a story that needs hours or maybe days to talk about, a story that doesn’t deserve to stay behind the bars.