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Algeria expels thousands of migrants into the Sahara without water, food

 


ASSAMAKA, Niger — Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive.

The expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds, appearing at first as specks in the distance under temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit).

http://www.startribune.com/walk-or-die-algeria-abandons-13-000-migrants-in-the-sahara/486419871/

 

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