They hope for a better life - and they end up as sex slaves. Tens of thousands of young African migrants work as street prostitutes in Europe. Once they are in the clutches of the traffickers they find it hard to escape.
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.
The population of Africa is expected to quadruple in the next 80 years. Young people need prospects for the future – and quality education.
More than 33,000 people have died attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean since 2000, according to a UN study. With routes between Turkey and Europe blocked, pressure has increased on the route to Italy.
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.
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