Can better warnings about dangerous crossings stem the tide of African migrants?

Rumors of successful journeys to Europe abound. Stories of illegal detention, rape, robbery and the perils of desert and sea crossings, meanwhile, are less often recounted by survivors. This month, the International Organization for Migration is launching the "Aware Migrants" campaign to improve information access for those considering the journey from West Africa to Libya, Algeria or Italy.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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