In MENA, news of more deaths at sea, as well as deaths in desert areas at the hands of human traffickers, is highlighted this month.

Escape from Africa  (Good Governance Africa)

The Migrants who cross the Sahara to reach Europe  (BBC News Africa)

Migrant dreams turn into Sahara sex work (BBC News Africa)

Notably, discussions between the EU and AU held in April focused on plans to increase legal immigration channels and in doing so reduce the market for smugglers and traffickers – and save lives.

EU, AU summit plan to boost legal immigration (Business Day)

EU-Africa summit agrees plan to stop migration tragedies (AFP)