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Photo feature: No way forward, no way back for migrants in Libya

The body of a migrant or refugee washed up on the shore in Libya after a major boat crash
Plus de 150 personnes seraient mortes dans le naufrage d’un bateau (Mohamed Ben Kalifa/IRIN)

In the early hours of Thursday morning, a decrepit wooden fishing boat overloaded with some 350 refugees and migrants hoping to reach European shores, started taking on water a few miles off the coast of Libya. At least 140 people are thought to have died.

The deaths have thrown into stark light the lack of options for Sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees who make it to the north African state. If they want to return, it can actually be more dangerous than taking the boats.

 

See IRIN's photo feature here

 

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