Senegalese Make Dangerous Journey for Jobs

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Boys play along the beach in Thiaroye, Senegal. i

It is from this beach in Thiaroye and other shores in Senegal that young men risk their lives crossing the high seas on rickety fishing boats, trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands and other destinations in search of a better life. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR hide caption

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Boys play along the beach in Thiaroye, Senegal.

It is from this beach in Thiaroye and other shores in Senegal that young men risk their lives crossing the high seas on rickety fishing boats, trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands and other destinations in search of a better life.

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR

Poverty stricken Senegalese young men are so desperate for work and respect that they risk their lives trying to make the 600-mile voyage to Spain's Canary Islands. But it can be a problem for both Spain and Senegal.

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