These African Migrants Risk Everything In the Hope For a Better Life

By Anne Cacherell

The pursuit for more favorable living conditions and possible opportunities are sometimes what motivate people to overcome fear and face real danger.

This 2-minute video features African migrants in their perilous journey across the lawless Sahara. Stuffed in the back of a Toyota pick-up truck, these migrants had to withstand the dunes of Niger, the scorching sun, and face bandits in order to escape poverty and seek possible opportunities in Libya and Europe.

Learn more about the details of their deadly adventure on the desert’s barren landscape and their quest for a meaningful life by watching the clip.

Some people are willing to risk it all to survive. Would you blame these people for wanting to escape their current unhealthy condition? What can the government do to ensure the safety of these migrants? Share with us your opinion.