Agadez, Special Envoy
C & # 39; is a school binder, with former French football player Yuri Djorkaeff on the cover. Inside, a dozen A4 sheets have been slid in plastic bags. On each of them, six faces of young men, sometimes blurred by scanning, enlarged, printed. Next to, an indication of the route taken from Gandiole or Thiaroye, two small fishing villages in Senegal. " Departure to Spain via Mauritania", "Departure to Spain via Morocco " … All disappeared along the way. The messages are like bottles thrown in the desert: we are in Agadez, in Niger, more than 3,000km from the Atlantic coast, that these young men may have crazy to go to Gibraltar or to join Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish enclaves in Morocco. Did they die in the Mediterranean, like PM390047, the owner of the yellow mobile phone awaits Milan tomorrow? Their families, without news for years, made the photos available to the ICRC 201
At that time, the organization began to receive more and more requests for missing missing people on the road. The workbook was a pilot project. Who knows, can a fellow traveler recognize the teenager behind the colorful dugout or the smiling young man in the red cap?