Niger wants billion to stop migrants

Niger wants billion to stop migrants

World May 3, 2016 17:28

- Niger needs a billion euros to combat illegal migration to Europe. Foreign Minister Ibrahim Yacoubou expect financial support from France, Germany and the European Union.

The former French colony is a major hub for Africans seeking a better life.

The responsible German minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday that he has already pledged assistance during a meeting with President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger.,, Is expected that the onset which is supported with European possibilities has been given by Niger itself. ''

His French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault called in Niamey also for the early approach of the causes of migration. It is estimated that to achieve this year, 120 000 people try through Niger to the Mediterranean Sea for the crossing to Europe.

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