A smugglers’ haven in the Sahara

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AGADEZ, NIGER — <br />
A total of 25 migrants initiate their three-day journey through the Sahara desert from the city of Agadez, Niger. For 200 of the 600 miles that separate Agadez from Libya, Niger soldiers will escort these migrant convoys through some of the high-risk areas were robberies are common. The passengers on this pick-up truck will have to maintain the same sitting position for the next three days as the convoys only stop for refueling (they carry their own fuel tanks). If one is to fall off the truck the likelihood of being rescued is almost zero. Wooden stakes are jammed in between the luggage and water bottles of the passengers to provide something to hold on to for the passengers sitting on the edge of the vehicle.