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Nigerian teenagers and young women selling sex is a common sight for motorists in Italy. Working along roadsides and secondary highways in cities big and small, they are a haunting reminder that while Italy has been successful in curbing immigration from Libya, it has largely failed to help a fraction of the migrants trafficked as sex slaves. Between 10, and 30, Nigerian prostitutes are estimated to be walking Italian streets, often to pay off the debts they incurred to get there.
Government figures show 1, trafficked people were rescued and given special protection in , about of them Nigerian women and girls. More than were minors, like Precious. The reason? She had to pay off the 20,euro debt her traffickers said she had acquired, one customer at a time. The Italian government has tripled its funding to help trafficked girls get off the streets, from 8 million euros in to But advocates say there is no coordinated response or strategy, and not enough beds to go around.
Queensy, 22, recalled being taken to a shaman before she left Nigeria. What no one told her was that she would need to sell sex to satisfy that debt. Instead, Queensy — a nickname she uses — was told she could work as a maid or nanny. What will I tell my mother? In some parts of the country, including around Naples, Nigerian criminals have sought protection from the Italian mafia to be able to conduct their business on mob-run territory. In the case of Precious, police picked her up on the street near Turin in the spring of last year.
She had spent about seven months working, servicing as many as 10 men a day. Eventually, Precious was placed in the care of an aid group that places trafficked Nigerian girls and women in protective shelters.
She lives now in a safe house near Rome and works with elderly people in a paid internship. On a cold February morning, Julia was at work along a road near Rome. The year-old Nigerian woman said she gets 10 euros for each sex act she performs, but clients have been less frequent lately. The Italian government says the number of callers to a hotline for trafficked women has gone up dramatically during the past two years.