Deported by Algeria, migrants abandoned in the Sahara Desert

UN migration agency accuses Algiers of neglecting over 13,000 migrants forced to walk long distances without food or water.

The United Nations migration agency says Algeria has neglected more than 13,000 migrants in the Sahara Desert in the past 14 months. The migrants, who include pregnant women and children, are left without food or water and forced to walk long distances.

Algeria denies committing human rights abuses, calling the allegations a malicious campaign.

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.