Video credit: Refugees in Libya
“We have been killed, we have been raped, we have been tortured, we have been extorted, and we have been put to forced labor,” says David Yambio, Libya survivor and advocate.
David Yambio co-founded the survivor-led movement Refugees in Libya which amplifies the voices, experiences, and demands of people who have been subjected to grave mistreatment in Libya.
He calls the E.U. and the Libyan governments out for their role in creating a mass detention system in which refugees are systematically abused and exploited. And he demands urgent change.
“We need our rights to be protected… and to be recognised as human beings,” he urges. Will you tell the E.U. to recognise him and others as human beings? Share his story using the social media buttons and if you haven’t already, sign and share the petition today.