Troops in northern Niger have rescued 92 migrants who were on the brink of death in the Sahara Desert, an army statement has said.
Traffickers abandoned the group, which included women and children, without water and food, it added.
…Niger serves as a transit point for West Africans hoping to reach Europe to start a better life.
Every year, tens of thousands of migrants cross the Sahara to reach Libya. From the Libyan coast they board rickety boats to ferry them to Europe.
Many drown in the Mediterranean but, perhaps, less well known, are the dangers they face while crossing the Sahara.