The Head of IOM in West Africa speaks about the situation in Gambia and its effects on migration. There is hope in the country, but there is need for better prospects at home.
West african migrants are exposed to dangers, threats, racket and other difficulties even before crossing the desert to North Africa, according to a research of the 4Mi.
Almost all of the hundreds of thousands of migrants who try to cross from North Africa to Europe take the perilous route through Libya. Most journeys, and dreams, are thwarted in the Libyan oasis town of Sabha, which has become a new kind of hell for migrants.
Gambia`s Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty, announced that 140 Gambians have been voluntarily repatriated to Banjul, following an appeal they made to the government.
275,108 migrants sont arrivé ar Mer en Europe dans la première moitié de 2016. Nigérians, Érythréens et Gambiens sont les plus nombreux parmi les migrants africains à emprunter cette route.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) published a study on the money that immigrants in Europe send to their countries of origin.