Millions of people the world over have fled their homes. Often, their only information source is the internet. Apps help lead them to safe areas. And refugees can keep in touch with their families online.
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.
Is it possible to stop people from migrating by increasing financial aid to developing countries? Deutsche Welle research shows this may be effective in some cases. But aid money alone cannot stop major migration waves.
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."
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