Human trafficking in Libya and Chad: Armed groups first promoter
Aqeel: Chad rejects Qatar's intervention and accuses it of fueling human trafficking
In light of the escalation of the phenomenon of human trafficking in Libya and Chad, and with the continuing political crisis in Libya, accusations point to the Qatari role in deepening the tragedies of illegal immigrants and pushing them into the unknown to confront with their chest the weapons of human trafficking. This is what Maat Foundation confirmed in its intervention before the Human Rights Council.
The intervention mentioned that the Libyans were subjected to blackmail from smugglers, and Chad's suffering from terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram that carried out human trafficking operations Especially children, until an estimated 76,225 people are vulnerable to trafficking. During this intervention, Maat Foundation called on member states to intensify efforts to activate international agreements against human trafficking, as well as to impose sanctions on countries that support armed militias that help exacerbate this phenomenon.
Ayman Aqil, head of the Maat Foundation, indicated that Qatar's blatant interventions in both Libya and Chad, and its support for armed groups working on human trafficking in both countries as a means of financing, required Chad to close the Qatari embassy in N'Djamena in 2017, accusing it of being involved in attempts to destabilize Chad, from Libya, ”by providing material support to these groups, who trade in people, drugs and smuggle oil under the protection of armed groups.
It is worth noting that the Maat Foundation participates in the work of the 41st session of the Council’s work with an international mission consisting of 26 individuals from 8 European and African countries. The Maat Foundation also holds a number of seminars and meetings on the sidelines of the session.