Mauritanian Refugees in Ohio

Mauritania, a country in northwest Africa, outlawed enslavement in 1981. It was the last country on earth to do so. Due to the fact that Mauritania is mostly desert and the rule of law is relatively weak, modern day enslavement continues unofficially. Modern day abolitionists in that country are also regularly prosecuted.

As a result there are many Mauritanian refugees living in the United States. Many of them live in Ohio specifically. Unfortunately, in recent years these freedom seekers are facing deportation back to enslavement and death.

Click the button above to read about Mohamed Diaby, a refugee living in Cincinnati, OH. He and his wife Sherkia are modern day abolitionists and freedom seekers. If you will be in Cincinnati on May 11th consider attending "Community Conversations: US Deportations and Modern-Day Slavery in Mauritania" at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Forms of Abolition:
Awareness

Forms of Slavery:
Domestic Servitude, Forced Labor