Refugees escaping Libya arrive in France

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The French government stepped up its fight against slavery as the first group of refugees rescued from Libya touched down, Tuesday, in Paris from Niger.

France plans to take in 10,000 refugees by 2019, with 3,000 people coming from a resettlement program in Niger and Chad.
French President, Emmanuel Macron, announced the plan in the aftermath of CNN releasing video footage that showed migrants being sold into slavery in the North African country, some for as little as $400 each.
Further flights from Niger are expected to land, Tuesday and Wednesday, in Paris, with additional arrivals set for January.

Samira SALAH

CNN

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