Male migrants raped and sexually abused as routinely as women

It is in Libya, from where some migrants try to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, that a lot of sexual abuse takes place, the study claimed.
Migrants who cannot cross the sea are put in detention centres by the Libyan coastguard where they then face more abuse, it added.

They are filmed while tortured and the footage can be used to demand payments to their family, the study says, adding the danger of sexual abuse is nearly as high for males than it is for female migrants.

According to the study, migrants are also being sexually exploited in Italy.
The study says that “sexual violence perpetrated against migrants on their journey includes sexual torture, genital violence and castration, and forcing men and boys to rape others – including family members and corpses – as well as lethal sexual violence”.