Remains of 27 migrants discovered in Chadian desert

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  • The victims lost their lives from thirst after getting lost trying to cross the sands in a van

Remains of 27 migrants discovered in the desert of Chad

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has indicated that 27 migrants, including four children, have died of thirst in the Chadian desert< /strong>.

IOM, which has been “deeply shocked and saddened”, has reported that the migrants left the Chadian city of Moussoro in a van 17 months ago. “The truck is believed to be missingIn the depths of the desert, the battery broke down. Due to mechanical problems, the migrants subsequently died of thirst,” the IOM reported in a statement.

IOM Chad mission chief Anne Kathrin Schaefer, has noted that “stronger collective action is needed to prevent further deaths. We are deeply saddened by this latest tragedy and extend our deepest condolences to the families of “Without access to reliable information and safe migration routes, migrants will continue to take risky paths through the deep and dangerous desert, with tragic consequences,” Schaefer said. the IOM head of mission.

IOM's Missing Migrants Project has documented the deaths and disappearances of more than 5,600 people transiting through the Sahara desert since 2014, of which 149 died rtes have been reported so far this year.