sahara desert

African migrants sit in the sand | Photo: Getty Images/AFP/M.Turkia
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
Migrants on a truck in the Saharan desert | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/J.Delay
Many migrants die in the desert after being deported there by Algerian authorities | PHOTO: picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Delay
The International Organization for Migration has estimated that for every migrant known to have died crossing the Mediterranean, as many as two are lost in the desert | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/J.Delay
US President Donald Trump meets with King Felipe VI of Spain at The White House in Washington, DC Credit: EPA/Chris Kleponis