Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, a catholic nun, stands out­side the door of Bakhi­ta Vil­la, a shel­ter she runs for traf­fick­ing sur­vivors in Lagos, Nige­ria. Nige­ria, Africa’s most pop­u­lous coun­try with 170 mil­lion peo­ple, is a region­al hub for human traf­fick­ing, and more assis­tance is need­ed to help those who escape the exploita­tion to find a sta­ble place back in Nige­ria, say experts who work with sur­vivors. Nige­ria tops the list of non-EU cit­i­zens reg­is­tered as traf­fick­ing vic­tims, accord­ing to the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s 2015 Euro­stat report. (AP Photo/Caelainn Hogan).