This is the most dangerous migrant journey in the world and this year it’s here in Libya that has become the main departure point for migrants who are attempting to get to Europe. It is estimated that around 3,000 of these make it across the Mediterranean into Italy every week and around 12 die trying every day.
However, before these migrants reach the coast they first must cross 1,000 miles of desert, a journey even more deadly than the sea. In this special we see Ross Kemp travel through a region of the world few westerners have ever visited, the reason being that there are ISIS training camps, smugglers and kidnappers making it a very dangerous place indeed.
Kemp truly does take it upon himself to understand why so many risk everything to get to Europe. In a country run by armed militias, Kemp, meets the men and women forced into slavery, discovering a country where migrants are trapped, abandoned and forgotten.