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Upsurge of Migratory Traffic Across Sahara From West to North Africa

New data by the International Organization for Migration show a significant increase in the number of migrants journeying across the Sahara desert from West Africa to Algeria and Libya and then onwards to Europe. The report finds more than 60,000 migrants have transited through the Agadez region of Niger between February and April.  It says close to two-thirds were recorded leaving Niger for North Africa, while the rest was composed of migrants returning to Niger and entering the...

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