Credits: The Libya update

A total of 50 West African migrants, including women and children, were rescued in the desert in northern Niger near the Libyan border, the United Nations said Tuesday.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the migrants were “vulnerable and in distress” and comprised 10 children, three women and 37 men, AFP reported.

IOM said they became “stranded” in the desert near the town of Dirkou after a perilous journey.

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