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>> 47 migrants floating for 12 days in the Mediterranean, before a European nation finally let them in. They're the lucky ones, because a push by Italy and Libya's coastguard to stop the flow onto the continent means many end up here instead. Trapped in Libyan detention centers, the rights groups say it left them vulnerable to torture, forced labor, and rape.
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Eight groups have attempted to ramp up their presence. But they say access is unpredictable, and migrants tell us they barely notice a difference. Reuters hasn't been able to get access for over a year. These videos have been sent to us by an Eritrean migrant, captured on the way to Italy.
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This toilet, there's only six of them for 500 men. This shot of the sky, well, they barely get to see it. The migrant says often they're only allowed out when the UN comes to inspect. And this food, here they're trying to make bread themselves, because they say they aren't fed enough.
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Aid agencies have tried to partner up with the government, which has denied allegations of abuses in the past.>> 200,000 people are detained in the most appalling conditions across Libya, and we work in some of these detention centers. And they have as many as 600 people in a room, where they can barely lay down next to each other.
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They have limited access to health care, although the International Rescue Committee is trying to provide in inoculation and basic health care treatment. And they don't know whether they can move forward or move backward in their asylum seeking process, so It is substandard. It is being funded by European donors, including the UK government.
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And that's where we think there's a problem. Because the kind of aid that we want to see is not the kind of aid that is actually being delivered inside Libya right now.>> Libya is still a conflict zone as well. The migrant told us that, earlier this month, he heard fighting nearby.
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During these battles, the detention center's guards abandoned the place, leaving the migrants to their fate.