How £9m foreign aid to Libya fuels trafficking gangs: Authorities accused of sending money to the war-torn nation without checking how it’s spent
- Report finds Britain’s foreign aid budget is used to fund Libyan detention centres
- It accuses UK of sending millions there without investigating how cash is spent
- Currently, around £9million is being spend on projects in the African country
Britain’s foreign aid budget is being used to indirectly fund squalid detention centres in Libya that are run by gangs of people traffickers, a damning report has found.
The study accuses the UK authorities of sending millions of pounds to the war-torn country without first investigating how the money is spent.
It highlights how taxpayer money is potentially finding its way into the hands of criminal networks who are fuelling Europe’s migration crisis.
Around £9million is currently being spent on projects in the North African country from which record numbers of migrants are risking their lives to reach the EU.