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SPECIAL: MIGRATION ENLIGHTEMENT PROJECT NIGERIA

Diaspora group calls for tougher punishment for human traffickers in Nigeria

Reacting to the death of 26 Nigerian women who drowned in the Mediterranean on 5 November, the Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN) has called for tougher laws against human trafficking to bring “the needless deaths to an end”. The MEPN is currently carrying out an information campaign ‘Look before you Leave!’ to promote an increased public awareness of the risks …

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Coming to Europe? Please not through Libya

The situation of irregular migrants in Libya which in better times was always precarious has assumed a humanitarian crisis proportion. Femi Awoniyi* explains why the North African country is fast becoming a dead-end for migrants. The current humanitarian crisis in Sabratha, Libya, has once again brought the precarious situation of migrants in the North African country to the fore. The …

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Germany launches website to discourage irregular migrants

There is currently a humanitarian crisis in Libya where between 800,000 and 1 million migrants are trapped. Most of them are waiting to embark on the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe. With new measures adopted by the Libyan government and other similar developments, the chances of the overwhelming majority of the migrants reaching Europe are almost foreclosed. Most …

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Nigerian migrants should avoid Libya for now – MEPN advises

Policies aimed at reducing the number of migrants arriving in Europe across the Mediterranean from Libya are trapping refugees in the country where they’re exposed to harsh living conditions and widespread human rights abuses, group warns. Would-be Nigerian migrants have been advised to avoid Libya due to recent developments in the North African country. The advice was issued in a …

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What Nigerian youths should know about Irregular Migration to Europe

Femi Awoniyi** on ‘Look before you Leave!’ an information campaign by the Migration Enlightenment Project Nigeria (MEPN) to raise awareness of the risks and dangers of irregular migration. ——————————————————————– Irregular Migration  We receive daily news of the suffering of young African migrants seeking better opportunities in Europe through illegal routes. The ordeal that many go through either in the transit …

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Nigerian youths warned as migration awareness campaign kicks off in Lagos

Youths have been advised to properly assess all their options before deciding to travel abroad for greener pastures. The advice was given by Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, president of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Europe, on Tuesday (12 September) while launching the campaign again irregular migration in Lagos. The Germany-based journalist and media consultant said travelling abroad does not in …

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Nigerian Diaspora to launch campaign for Safe Migration in Lagos

An information campaign to raise public awareness of the dangers of irregular migration will kick off  at the Centre for Management Development in Lagos on 12 September. Initiated by African-German Information Center (AGIC), Hamburg, and The African Courier Verlag, Berlin, with the support of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the campaign under the aegis of the “Migration Enlightenment Project in Nigeria (MEPN)” …

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