In 2016 more than 12,000 Gambians crossed the Mediterranean to get to Europe. In Bambali village there are hardly any young men left – almost all have left for Europe.
Thousands of African migrants trying to get to Europe end up trapped in Libya. Often they endure abuse, and some are even sold into slavery. DW's Migration Dilemma series looks at why people risk the journey.
Gambian President Adama Barrow has said that during his first year in office his country has made tremendous progress, especially within the economic sector but security challenges remain.
Thousands of people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while seeking more sustainable living conditions in Europe. Despite various efforts by African and EU governments to curb migration, little has changed for refugees.
As 2017 draws to an end, we'd like to to share some of your thoughts. Edrissa Baldeh from The Gambia sent us this poem.
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