Niger urges help for 60,000 who fled Libya
Authorities in Niger are appealing for help to deal with nearly sixty-thousand Africans who have fled Libya since February.
Many of them are said to have arrived in Niger without a penny and in a bad condition, after uncomfortable desert trips to escape violence.
Many sub-Saharan Africans have worked in Libya for years in low-paid jobs in the oil, agriculture and construction sectors or as domestic servants.
Abibatou Wane is the Niger representative of the International Organisation of Migration, IOM. She explained the ordeal of the run-away Africans to Helene Alex of WADR’s French desk.Tweet