More than 10,000 Gambians crossed the Mediterranean to reach Europe in 2016. Gambia's Youth Council has been trying to educate young people about the dangerous journey.
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.
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.
DW’s new multimedia project 'The Migration Dilemma' traces the dangerous journey to Europe undertaken by West African refugees.
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