The extreme means by which poor Africans hopeful of greener pastures in Europe squeeze their way out of the continent have come under discussion as a result of new photos YEN.com.gh has come across.
Due to poor or nonexistent opportunities at home, thousands of Africans look to stowaway themselves into Europe through very extreme means such as hiding in car dashboards and mattresses.
According to the UN, many of those who make the perilous journey are mainly men from West Africa countries, including Ghana.
Sometimes, these hopeful sojourners never make it to their destinations and die. But these stories have done little to dissuade thousands more from attempting the trip.
Face2faceafrica.com reports that attempting to leave Africa at all cost, Spanish police guards on duty at the border in Beni-Enzar, Morocco arrested four stowaway migrants in less than 3 hours on Saturday, May 24, 2019.
In 2016, a Moroccan woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle an African immigrant inside a travel suitcase at the airport.
In January 2019, two men were found sewn into mattresses in Morocco with hopes of making it into Europe through Spain.
In 2017, Spanish authorities arrested a man and a woman from Guinea, hiding in the dashboard of a car, attempting to enter Spain through the Ceuta.
African government have expressed commitments to curb the menace and loss of human potential.
But after years of renewing such commitments, no significant reduction has been realized with respect to people looking to leave their countries through such means.
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