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Migration, Human Smuggling and Trafficking from Nigeria to Europe

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There are several hundreds of thousands of Nigerians throughout Europe, half of whom live in the United Kingdom. According to this report, emigration has represented a considerable drain of highly qualified labour from Nigeria, while at the same time, the Nigerians abroad represent a substantial resource to their country of origin and they send more than a billion US dollars back to their relatives every year.

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Entering Europe

Those who have a passport and visa to enter Europe can fly directly to a number of European cities. Many nevertheless choose complicated routes to enter Europe, with false documents, or without any documents at all. This chapter will first look at the migration routes used by Nigerians on their way to Europe, and then discuss the use of asylum procedures.

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