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87 Migrants Die of Thirst in Northern Niger

On 0ctober 30, 87 people trying to reach the Mediterranean sea died after being abandoned in the Sahara Desert when their drivers left them stranded to seek for help. The harrowing story of one the survivors, 14-year-old Shafa, highlights the plight of many migrants trying to reach Europe and the obstacles they face. In an article entitled “dying at the gates of Europe”, Philippe Rekacewicz, a french cartographer,  illustrates with a series of map the story of the migrants struggle from Africa to Europe [fr]:     

"Dying at the gates of Europe" by Philippe Rekacewicz  on Le Monde Diplomatique

“Dying at the gates of Europe” by Philippe Rekacewicz on Le Monde Diplomatique

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  • ivonotes

    Intense story. Did it have any resonance in local blogs and social media? Or has it passed unnoticed? Most of your links are to international press.

    • Lova Rakotomalala

      I did not come across any blog post from local bloggers. Most reactions were in traditional media.

      • ivonotes

        Thanks Lova.

      • Jean-Marc Rolland 侯壮马 1975jmr

        And thousand people die every week on the mediterranée see

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