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  Figures suggest the number of migrants transiting through Niger has dropped, but these statistics should be treated with caution. Photo Credit: Matthew Paulson on African Arguments.

In Niger, anti-smuggling efforts risk trading one crisis for another

African Arguments
17 January, 2017

A very perceptive analysis.

“Absent meaningful measures to offer alternatives to irregular migration, increased border patrol and law enforcement do little more than force migrants to pay greater sums and take greater risks, while also increasing the profit margins of the smugglers”.

Europe is continuously shooting itself in the foot. Opening up meaningful channels for regular migration at all skills levels is the only medium and long-term solution. However, it is nowhere discussed and planned.

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