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Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 Today programme about the discovery of Niger migrants' bodies near the Algerian border

BBC Radio 4 Today – 1 November 2011

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses the context surrounding the discovery of more than 90 migrants, mainly women and children, who died in Niger after their vehicles broke down as they tried to cross the Sahara.

Elena outlines the reasons why the migrants may have been heading to Algeria and responds to a government minister in Niger who has suggested the women and children may be banned from traveling north out of the country.   

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