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.
False rumors about a safe passage to Europe have drawn a large number of migrants to Agadez – even from far-away Asian countries. This is putting pressure on the city as well as on migrant organizations on the ground.
From tackling the root causes of migration to fighting human trafficking: The EU has many different goals for its migration policy. On paper they are sold as equal. Financially, they are not, as DW data analysis shows.
A truck transporting migrants has flipped over in the Libyan town of Bani Walid, killing at least 22 people. At least 79 people have been injured and the local hospital says the situation is "catastrophic."
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.
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