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Algeria Abandons 13,000 Refugees In The Sahara

The Government of Algeria is accused of abandoning more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months. The 13,000 includes pregnant women and children who were expelled from the nation without food or water and forced them to walk under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive. The expelled migrants and refugees can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds, appearing at first as specks in the distance under temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celsius. The majority seek help in the neighboring nation of Niger while others wander for days before a United Nations rescue squad can find them.

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