MIGRATION

These images were taken in Melilla, and do not show African migrants fleeing Ukraine

Published on 17/03/2022 at 14:35

Facebook posts published in Ethiopia and Nigeria have claimed that Africans trying to flee the war in Ukraine have been mistreated and racially discriminated against based on images showing black men with visible injuries being held in captivity. There have been widespread reports about the mistreatment of Africans trying to leave the country, but these images were taken at a refugee camp in Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the north coast of Morocco — not in Ukraine.