Migrants flee to Niger as fighting worsens in Libya

Officials and aid workers in Niger are bracing for a possible influx of refugees fleeing the fighting in Libya.

    The fighting in Libya between rival governments has made many Europe-bound refugees and migrants head for neighbouring Niger.

    The country has long been a transit point for people in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Dozens have begun to arrive in the northern region of Agadez, joining hundreds of migrants already stranded in Niger.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Agadez, northern Niger.


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