Some 335 asylum seekers arrested in connection with an organised fire in Agadez

A total of 335 asylum-seeking migrants were arrested and detained in Agadez in northern Niger after they deliberately...
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Baldé, a Senegalese migrant, opens a restaurant in Agadez

We’re in Agadez’s main square. A young, well-dressed man welcomes us. His name is Baldé Chérif Ousmane and he’s...
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Pélagie, a young migrant turned hairdresser in Agadez

“I’m 24 years old, and married with one child. I came to Agadez to continue on to Libya and then Italy. But I...
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At least 2,500 migrants drowned in 2019 crossing the Mediterranean Sea

In 2019, at least 2,500 people died crossing the Mediterranean Sea, according to the International Organization for...
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Belgium introduces tougher criteria for asylum seeker accommodation

The Belgian government is taking measures to restrict the conditions under which asylum seekers can be granted...
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Morocco: Over 27,000 irregular migrants arrested in 2019

Moroccan police arrested 27,317 irregular migrants in 2019, according to a recent statement from the Directorate...
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‘’If you travel irregularly and die, you will no longer be able to fulfil your dream’’ – James Johnson, Liberian migrant

James Johnson, a Liberian migrant, left his country in 2014 because he had a dream of pursuing quality higher education...
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Claude Edah, former migrant, now proud of his decision to stay in Niger

Claude Edah is Beninese migrant living in Niger. After arriving in this transit country to migrate to Europe, he rather...
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Mauritania: 62 migrants from West Africa perish at sea

At least 62 irregular migrants, including eight women and a child, died in a shipwreck off the Mauritanian coast on 5...
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