The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE, writes in the Guardian on the urgent need for action in Nigeria, due to the crisis levels of Nigerian women and girls trafficked into Europe to be sexually exploited.

Using the UK’s modern slavery fund, the Commissioner is calling for upstream activity in Edo State, the hub of Nigerian trafficking, where an overwhelming majority of victims are from.

“I recently visited affected communities in Nigeria and reception points in Italy where women and girls first arrive. I was shocked to see how easily opportunistic criminals have been able to use the migration crisis to scale-up their trafficking operations” says the Commissioner.

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