Niger

An abandoned car rests in Niger's Tenere desert region of the south central Sahara. Once a well-worn roadway for overlander tourists, the highway's 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) are a favored path for migrants heading north | Photo: ANSA/AP Photo/Jerome Delay
The entrance of a migrant reception center of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Agadez, Niger | Photo: EPA/ANTHONY ANEX
Migrants on a truck in the Saharan desert | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/J.Delay
A refugee hugs UNHCR staff as they meet at the Gathering and Departure Facility in Tripoli, Libya | Credit: UNHCR/Mohamed Alalem
Migrants and refugees at a secret safe house in an area known as 'The Ghetto" of Agadez, Niger | Photo: ANSA/UNICEF
A group of schoolgirls in Zinder, Niger | Photo: IOM/Monica Chiriac
A group of migrant men rest in the desert during their journey in northern Niger | Photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Ag Anara
The ICRC has set up the free phone stands in several West African countries | Photo: ICRC
Photo: Getty Images/AFP/I.Sanogo
A migrant at a secret safe house in an area known as 'The Ghetto'' of Agadez, Niger. Photo: ANSA/UNICEF
Many migrants die in the desert after being deported there by Algerian authorities | PHOTO: picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Delay
German development cooperation minister Gerd Mueller during a visit to Uganda | Photo: Imago/Photothek