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Sahara Desert Deaths: 92 Migrants Perish in Niger After Vehicle Breakdowns

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Stranded in the unforgiving expanses of Niger's Sahara Desert after their vehicles broke down, scores of people, almost all of them women and children, slowly died of thirst.

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Winn A (179)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:22 pm
So sad. . . . . .

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:25 pm

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:45 pm
Oh, this is heartbreaking news. This is a tragic loss for everyone. I'm so very sorry for them and for their families.

Robert O (12)
Friday November 1, 2013, 12:38 am
Tragic! :(

John De Avalon (36)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:03 am
Poor people...

We in the West are prone to bemoan our lot, but...we don't realise how privileged we are...

John De Avalon (36)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:06 am
And to think many people here think we ought to cut foreign aid!!!!
In the name of common humanity we ought to increase it!

It is 'our' greed that creates poverty in other parts of the world.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:27 am

Caroline S (78)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:16 am
Absolument atroce.

Jonathan H (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:20 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:21 am

. (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 10:52 am
Very sad. They should have had some shade. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Marliese B (69)
Friday November 1, 2013, 2:28 pm
Terrible tragedy!!! So deeply sad :(((
Poorest people!

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:07 pm
Political and climate refugees are only going to increase in number. The world has over built housing in many countries. There is the West where population is in decline. There is room for them in China, Europe and the US. The UN committee on refugees needs to convince these places to open the doors to them. Not like the FGOP in the US that wants to build a wall around the US

Vicky P (476)
Friday November 1, 2013, 4:46 pm
horrible, shared

Roger G (154)
Friday November 1, 2013, 4:51 pm
noted, thanks

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:07 pm
noted ty Cal . what a tragedy !!!!!! poor people!!!!!! my heart goes for them!!!!!

Shirley S (187)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:58 pm
The DESPERATION of these people to attempt these perilous journeys is heartbreaking to say the least. To perish in such a manner is ghastly.

Jonathan H (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 4:02 am

Thomas M (8)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:22 am
92 women and children died in the Sahara because their government failed them at home. Sad.

Elisa F (235)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 8:05 am
Tragic! Noted. Thanks, Cal.

S M (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 9:46 am
The West must regularly send officials to these countries - to the villages, towns, to explain there are no magic jobs, housing, gifts for the unofficial, no visa immigrant. They are wasting their time and money ... and lives to think otherwise and pay high prices to criminals to get them to the West.

It demonstrate how much money the West wastes in these countries in Aid because it is still not getting where the public need .... it seems, though we try, it does not help them locally so the plan of last 50 years must get changed and a different strategy.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:57 pm
I think it just shows you how awful it must be in their own country that they will risk death like that to escape....thanks Cal.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:32 pm
Shirley S. says it all. Terrible.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 2:48 pm
Sad. Thanks Cal

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 4:31 pm
This is truly sad.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:08 pm
Very sad

Carmen S (611)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:25 pm
So sad, thanks Cal for posting this.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:34 pm
Terrible, so many lives lost !

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 6:53 pm
Jill said it....:-(

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:03 pm
Sadly this is the result of the ever increasing population in third world countries with not enough food. The rich greedy countries rather destroy oversupply of food to keep prices high instead of donating it to poorer countries. Even if they did, the few rich in those countries would grab it and sell it at inflated prices. Human greed.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:11 am
Very sad, poor people. Noted. TY Cal

S J (130)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:44 pm
So sad, what's going on in the world? My heart goes for them all.
Thanks Cal
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