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Despite the obstacles, many migrants try to reach Europe via the Balkans | Photo: E. Barukcic/AFP
An operation conducted by Italian police against Nigerian organized crime | Photo: ANSA/CIRO FUSCO
A group of migrant men rest in the desert during their journey in northern Niger | Photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Ag Anara
Migrants rely on smugglers to cross the desert. Many can expect to be kidnapped and even tortured before their journey is over.