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In pictures: African migrants in Algeria
A growing number of sub-Saharan Africans are using Algeria as a stopping point on their way to Europe.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2013 10:58
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For the past three years, the number of immigrants travelling from sub-Saharan Africa to Algeria has risen dramatically. Some are fleeing war and ethnic conflict in their home countries; others seek better economic conditions.

Most are in Algeria as a stopping point on their way to Europe.

On International Migrants Day, learn about these migrants' stories, hopes and fears as they make their way towards Europe.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Martial, 38 years old, had a long journey with his wife across the desert from Ivory Coast to Algiers.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
He says he would rather stay in Algeria than in his home country because Europe is closer.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Yasmine, who is only one year old, was born in Algeria.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Martial's main income during what he considers his "temporary stay in Algiers" comes from teaching art courses to young Algerians.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Martial has heard that Europe is relatively easy for refugees to integrate, and has better living conditions.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Jakie says he is pessimistic about his stay in Algeria, but is satisfied that he managed to complete half of his journey to Europe.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Jakie's ultimate goal is to reach Europe.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Jakie admits he would have preferred to stay in his homeland if there were no conflict there.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Jakie found shelter at a construction site that he considers a temporary home.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
A young asylum seeker stands in front of his temporary home.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Even the youngest dream of a better life in Europe.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Six-year-old Deborah and her mother in their temporary home.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
According to these refugees, their countries are more dangerous than their journey across the desert or their next journey across the sea.



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He says he would rather stay in Algeria than in his home country because Europe is closer.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/1f82520e5d26c1a419d6b525f178a2a2Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

He says he would rather stay in Algeria than in his home country because Europe is closer.

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Yasmine, who is only one year old, was born in Algeria.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/deafb082b24b1931a41831c3d4916054Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Yasmine, who is only one year old, was born in Algeria.

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Martial's main income during what he considers his "temporary stay in Algiers" comes from teaching art courses to young Algerians.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/8b9372411f089374bdc85eda40c69f07Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Martial's main income during what he considers his "temporary stay in Algiers" comes from teaching art courses to young Algerians.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/e8d27febf69fc906dd65af7f7e74e898

He has heard that Europe is relatively easy for refugees to integrate, and has better living conditions.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/e8d27febf69fc906dd65af7f7e74e898Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

He has heard that Europe is relatively easy for refugees to integrate, and has better living conditions.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/bd0830bb0045d7d3cf5cefce5b624a4e

Jakie says he is pessimistic about his stay in Algeria, but is satisfied that he managed to complete half of his journey to Europe.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/bd0830bb0045d7d3cf5cefce5b624a4eMohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Jakie says he is pessimistic about his stay in Algeria, but is satisfied that he managed to complete half of his journey to Europe.

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Jakie's ultimate goal is to reach Europe.

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Jakie's ultimate goal is to reach Europe.

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Jakie admits he would have preferred to stay in his homeland if there were no conflict there.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/0e42878d043de47493aba3239c9b867cMohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Jakie admits he would have preferred to stay in his homeland if there were no conflict there.

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Jakie found shelter at a construction site that he considers a temporary home.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/41df778cf58bee89515d6b9e48457862Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Jakie found shelter at a construction site that he considers a temporary home.

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A young asylum seeker stands in front of his temporary home.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/7b6123695e4d98386dd9a93fdf4a6fd8Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

A young asylum seeker stands in front of his temporary home.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/dc8d812fe72e67675a11cb6aee0076de

Even the youngest dream of a better life in Europe.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/dc8d812fe72e67675a11cb6aee0076deMohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Even the youngest dream of a better life in Europe.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/0f912d79ece309f5cdd3d007de04827b

Six-year-old Deborah and her mother in their temporary home.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/0f912d79ece309f5cdd3d007de04827bMohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Six-year-old Deborah and her mother in their temporary home.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/2a7a0f3b7df93494ae931785c5abec6f

According to these refugees, their countries are more dangerous than their journey across the desert or their next journey across the sea.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/African_migrants_in_Algeria/slideshow/no-caption/2a7a0f3b7df93494ae931785c5abec6fMohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

According to these refugees, their countries are more dangerous than their journey across the desert or their next journey across the sea.



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