Deutsche Welle on 2nd August reported that migrants using traditional routes from Africa to Europe often fail to reach their destinations and smugglers now offer new options, such as taking migrants to faraway countries by air. In July, Mexico reported that around 1,900 migrants, most of them from crisis-ridden countries like Cameroon and DRC, are now in the country en route for the US. With problems on the route to the EU, many migrants now want to go to North America, via South or Central America. Smugglers who previously worked in Sudan and Libya have also moved to Uganda, which appears to be the hub for the new routes and smugglers invest their money in restaurants, hotels and supermarkets in Uganda — apparently unnoticed.
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