Posted by: APO | 2 June 2017

Tragedy in remote north-eastern Niger highlights dangers migrants face when crossing the Sahara

The death of 44 people in remote north-eastern Niger is a horrific reminder of the dangers migrants face at all points of their journeys from West and Central Africa to the shores of Europe. The migrants are believed to have died from thirst when the truck carrying them either broke down or was abandoned about 200 kms from the town of Dirkou, in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Temperatures in the… Read more on


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