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For Senegal’s youth, the deadly sea journey to Europe is worth the risk

By AFP
03 Dec 2020   |   9:01 am   |  
In Senegal, young people living in impoverished communities along the coast are increasingly viewing their future elsewhere, and choosing to leave the country. But the crossing is treacherous. Migrants typically leave from Mbour, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital Dakar, in crammed traditional fishing canoes. The International Organization for Migration says that over 500 people have died this year, most in October and November.


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