‘Hardships forcing young Nigerians on irregular migration to Europe’

The Chief of Mission, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Nigeria, Franz Celestin recently disclosed that as of May 2021, over 29,000 young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with the majority of Nigerians made it to the shores of Europe, through the Mediterranean sea.

“Those who have made it to the shores whether success or not depends on how you look it. If getting their feet on the ground means that they are successful, yes, more than 29,000 people made it,” he said.

He said the tragic side of it was that 761 have died in the process, adding that countless thousands and thousands of irregular migrants estimated at about 13,000 people as of May 2021 have been trapped and held in coordinated detention camps within some African countries along the route.

He lamented that Mali is a destination country for the trafficking of Nigerian women for sexual exploitation and that what is needed to be done would be a coordinated approach by the ECOWAS countries to disrupt the operations of the network of criminals involved in human trafficking.

Celestin said: “It is important to know that trafficking of human beings is a 150 billion dollars per year enterprise. The criminals make a lot of money from it. So, the only thing is how to make it difficult for them to do it.

“We have seen a lot of people migrating because of economic pressure, we have a high number of people dying in the sea and today more than 29,000 people have made it to European shores,” he said.

He noted the organization has seen the level of suffering encountered by the migrants and that this would not stop unless the drivers of youth for Migration are eliminated including hardship, conflict, disaster and youth unemployment among others.


We Have Not Had Water Supply In Months ― Abeokuta Residents

In spite of the huge investment in the water sector by the government and international organisations, water scarcity has grown to become a perennial nightmare for residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. This report x-rays the lives and experiences of residents in getting clean, potable and affordable water amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state…Hardships forcing young Nigerians  Hardships forcing young Nigerians

Selfies, video calls and Chinese documentaries: The things you’ll meet onboard Lagos-Ibadan train

The Lagos-Ibadan railway was inaugurated recently for a full paid operation by the Nigerian Railway Corporation after about a year of free test-run. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…Hardships forcing young Nigerians  Hardships forcing young Nigerians

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *