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Tired, cold and hungry women rest on board Phoenix rescue boat off Malta in November 2016. (Photo/Giuseppe Carotenuto/UNHCR).

Mediterranean Crossing Just Got Even More Dangerous, As 201 Drown So Far In January 2019 Alone

EU policies, including the decision to enable the Libyan Coast Guard to intercept and return migrants, are contributing to a cycle of extreme abuse.


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Niger is the main transit country for large-scale smuggling across the Sahara desert towards North Africa. (Photo/ IRIN)

New Report Describes How African Migrants Cross The Sahara In Hopes Of Reaching Europe, But This Year Could Be Different

The moment migrants arrive at Agadez bus station in Niger, they become part of a vibrant smuggling economy. The whole journey to Europe could cost $3000-$5000