Credits: Ashraq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is investigating its causes and tracking smuggling routes and their dangers

Unemployment, difficult economic conditions and the search for a better life are driving hundreds of young Egyptians into irregular migration through the Libyan desert, risking their lives in the desert. Asharq Al-Awsat, which sought to trace the "thirst trip" of irregular migrants in the desert of Libya, found that the desire to travel among "adventurous" young men coincided with the desire of smugglers to make big profits with minimal efforts.

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