This is the way an army of migrant workers from some of Africa's poorest states get home from oil-rich Libya.

Shoehorned onto the back of a lorry, they are crossing the Sahara Desert in temperatures of up to 35c in the shade. The hellish trip can last two to three weeks.

The lorries follow ancient spice caravan routes over hundreds of miles to Niger and Mali, braving dust storms and giant potholes.

The workers, who do menial jobs shunned by Libyans, have some time with their families - then their desert commute starts all over again.


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  1. richard Says:

    Looks amazing, how did they do that?

    Thanks for the visit Sera and have a nice day....


  2. Anney Says:

    Oh my! I hope they can still breathe! I wonder if no one passes out.


  3. Sera Melinda Says:

    Hi Richard,
    Yeah I've been wondering about that too. How do they manage to do that?! Looks cool but not too cool when you're on the truck, right? haha....


  4. Sera Melinda Says:

    Anney,
    hahahhaa.... I think they're used to it, so i guess nobody passes out. But if we were there, I'd think we'd pass out (imagine crossing Sahara desert for 2 weeks on the truck like that).
    Poor them....


  5. Maverick Says:

    looks too good..but we have too image the pain they r goin thro..
    same scene can be observed in the village of india...also
    THats called Surviving....Sera
    ppl will do anything for .... 3 things in life..
    and u know what those 3 things r ....


  6. Sera Melinda Says:

    @Maverick
    I agree, they do it to survive, life's really hard for some ppl. That's why I believe we have to be thankful for what we have :)


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