Even in Mali in West Africa, several thousand are waiting to make the onward journey to Europe. They go to Gao in the north of the country to find traffickers who will smuggle through the dangerous desert to the Mediterranean coasts.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is its deadliest. The Canadian deployment is expected to help relieve German helicopters scheduled to depart from Mali this summer.
Young women who flee Venezuela's ongoing economic and humanitarian crisis for a better life in Europe are vulnerable to human traffickers. A raid this week by authorities in Barcelona has exposed a growing problem.
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.
Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UNHCR has praised locals for welcoming their traumatized neighbors.
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