NIGERIA — Sister Patricia Ebegbulem — Bakhita Villa, a shelter she runs for trafficking survivors in Lagos, Nigeria
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).