UN Agency Rescues 600 Stranded Migrants in Sahara Desert
The United Nations migration agency in Niger says it has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search-and-rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert. The agency said it regretted that 52 migrants, mostly from The Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire, died over the period.
The Nigerien news website, Sahelien, has reported that the victims were trying to enter Europe via Libya in North Africa. Hundreds of people die every year trying to cross into ... Read more »
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