Algeria was accused of leaving 13,000 migrants, including pregnant women and children, in the desert
Migrants forced to flee Algeria at gunpoint die in the hot Sahara desert. Over the past 14 months, the North African country has left more than 13,000 people in the desert, including pregnant women and young children. People are fleeing violence in their homeland, and some simply hope to make a new life in Europe. Without food and water, refugees are forced to walk several miles in the desert in the heat of up to 48 degrees. The lucky ones get to the city of Assamak in neighboring Niger. Others, disoriented and dehydrated, roam for several days before the UN rescue teams find them. But thousands of migrants die along the way.