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'The Desperate Journey of a Trafficked Girl' Follows Teenage Girl's Route to Europe

April 03, 2017|

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Roughly a hundred and fifty people wait to be rescued from an inflatable dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, twenty miles north of Libya. The boat left with only enough fuel to reach international waters. Image by Ben Taub. Libya, 2016.

Roughly a hundred and fifty people wait to be rescued from an inflatable dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, twenty miles north of Libya. The boat left with only enough fuel to reach international waters. Image by Ben Taub. Libya, 2016.

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Ben Taub about his New Yorker article "The Desperate Journey of a Trafficked Girl." Taub spent several months following a Nigerian teenage girl's route as she, and thousands like her, try to reach Europe, risking death, forced labor and sex work.