|Woman who survived 10 days in Sahara desert|
A 22-year-old Nigerian woman who attempted to migrate into Europe through
the harsh Sahara Desert survived after being abandoned by traffickers
for 10 days.
the nickname Adoara, was the only female among the survivors of a rescue
mission on May 28.
Europe. There were 50 migrants on the pick-up truck when it left Agadez
for Libya, but only six are still alive today,” Giuseppe Loprete, Niger Chief of Mission for IOM, said.
and took them to local authorities who then alerted IOM staff in Dirkou
in the Agadez Region of north-eastern Niger.
detailed account of her experience to both the authorities and IOM
staff. Two of the other migrants from the group went back with IOM staff
and the authorities to find the bodies and identify the victims.
in both Dirkou and Agadez, Adaora is currently recovering at IOM’s
transit centre for migrants in Niamey, awaiting her imminent voluntary
return to Nigeria.
otherwise she would have never left Nigeria. Going back, she wants to
continue her work as a nurse. “I think it’s important we all assist each other when we are in need,” she says.