Efta is just 17 but has experienced shocking brutality. The Ethiopian teenager survived a treacherous boat journey being smuggled across the Red Sea. But on reaching Yemen, she was kidnapped and driven at gunpoint to a mud brick house.
She said: “They tortured other girls in front of me. They beat us and they raped us at gunpoint. I was terrified.”
She is one of 80,000 Ethiopian migrants who undertake this dangerous journey every year.
A couple of months ago, an investigation conducted by a right group based in Yemen, Al-Wethaq, revealed that two years in its post revolution era Yemen is still home to hundreds of slaves.
In all three provinces, slave markets are being operated by human traffickers and smugglers. Most incredibly, deeds of ownership are exchanged between slave traders and the slave owners upon completion of the trade with a price tag running at around $2500 per person at any given moment.