Migrants heading for Europe from central African nations often pass through Niger, but the country also sees a steady flow of people who are heading back home. The UN has four transit centers in Niger to help returnees.
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.
Rights group Amnesty International has accused EU governments of supporting migrant abuse in Libya. Echoing previous reports, it found widespread abuse of migrants in Libya by the government, smugglers and armed groups.
Smugglers are reportedly using social media to lure potential victims to Libya, where they face torture and slavery. The UN's migration agency has urged the likes of Facebook to monitor its content and protect migrants.
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