Niger May Implement Travel Ban After 92 Migrants Die of Thirst in the Sahara

Most who died were women and children


A minister in Niger says women and children may be banned from travelling north out of the country.

"I will be proposing in our next cabinet meeting to ban women and children from travelling to the north from Arlit," Foreign Minister Bazoum Mohammed told the BBC.

He was speaking after the bodies of 92 migrants who had died of thirst were found in the Sahara.