Voices of Eritrean trafficking victims on BBC World Service
Every year thousands of young men and women make the treacherous journey from Eritrea to Egypt via Sudan in search of a better life. Along the route many fall victim to unscrupulous traffickers who kidnap them and demand ransom money from their families. Some are able to pay and their loved ones are released. Others are not so lucky.
The BBC's Mike Thomson recently talked to the victims of this brutal trade.
An Eritrean hostage recently released in Sinai. Credit: BBC