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44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert

44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert

The survivors are now being cared for by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Several children were among the dead.

Six survivors, who were all women, were able to walk to a remote village where they relayed the sad news.

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34 migrants, among them 20 children, were also found dead in the Sahara desert near the Niger-Algeria border in June a year ago.

The deaths were discovered when six survivors arrived in the remote town of Agadez on the edge of the Sahara.

Last June, the bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, were found in the Sahara Desert near Niger's border with Algeria. Local authorities are still looking for other survivors and IOM staff are now working to identify bodies and bury the deceased.

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They were transported to a migrant transit center located in Dirkou, 650 km northeast of Agadez, in the department of Bilma. "Once they are ready, we will help them with assisted voluntary return to their countries of origin". The journey from Niger to Libya has become a major route for West African migrants making their way towards Europe. "Tragically many never get the chance to live that dream", said Loprete.

Nigerien news website, Sahelien, reported Tuesday that the victims were Nigerians and Ghanaians and were trying to enter Europe via Libya in North Africa.

Each week, thousands of desperate migrants are crammed into pick-up trucks for the days-long ride, often with only enough room for a few litres of water attempting to cross one of most inhospitable and deadliest places on the planet.

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At the same time, two men entered a restaurant across from the bridge and stabbed two people. May will chair a meeting of Britain's "COBR" emergency response committee on Sunday morning.

It's not known how many deaths there are every year - as it's a vast, ungoverned region.


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