July 30 marked the world day against trafficking in persons. Each year thousands of people by deception into the hands of traffickers. All countries in the world suffer from this serious crime. Most often the victims of the slave trade become the least protected categories of people: women and children.
Nigeria is the most comfortable country for human trafficking. It all starts with the fact that the dealer promises the good life to its merchandise. Parents persuade their children to sell, and they willingly accept because the seller promised a good salary, the opportunity to receive education and other benefits of civilization. However, in reality everything is different.
Each year, more than 500 thousand of young girls out of Nigeria illegally trafficked into the brothels of Europe. The crossing Europe like a nightmare — to the shores of Spain and Italy of illegal immigrants crossing on flimsy boats. Those who managed to survive the road, faced with the fact that now they will have to sell my body on the street.
In recent years, the government of Nigeria and the Church opened several shelters for those who were too naive.
Girl rescued from slavery, looking out of the window of the clothing store that she was able to open thanks to a loan organization that fights human trafficking in Nigeria.
A voodoo shaman conducts the ceremony of "binding" girls and the merchant. Police just standing around.
A voodoo shaman during the ceremony of the oath of the Treaty. The process of human trafficking in Nigeria and voodoo rituals intertwined the girl sell, usually have to pronounce a special vow of voodoo.
One of the nuns working at the orphanage, walking down the street of Benin.
The victim's eyes.
Girls are required to take an oath to his dealer.
Journey to "a better world" starts with the illegal crossing of the Libyan border.
Italian coast guard found a group of illegal immigrants near the island of Lampedusa.
Sometimes the girls have a few days wait at the border for opportunities to leave Nigeria.
The girl managed to save the Italian coast guard is sleeping in the detention center for illegal immigrants on Lampedusa island.
The police gives a girl he rescued from slavery, in a voodoo temple, where she was involved with your seller to break the vow.
The girl returned to Nigeria, sits in the lobby of the rehabilitation center.
Young prostitutes at the hotel Meridian Lodge .
The girls are waiting clients in the lobby.
Ceremony break vow in a voodoo temple.
Mother listens to the story about his daughter about slavery.
The walls of the shelter for victims of the slavers surrounded by barbed wire.
The girl was able to return home, chastises his cousin, who sold her into slavery.
One of the many graves of illegal immigrants who died at sea in Lampedusa, Italy.