Thursday, December 4, 2008

Algerians want to move to Europe

Nearly half of Algeria's young men want to migrate illegally to Europe, a poll published Wednesday suggests, illustrating the social unease of this North African nation.

The poll, published by the independent daily Liberte, showed that 49.5 percent of Algerian men aged 15 to 34 wanted to immigrate illegally in countries such as Britain.

Half of these said they were "certain" they'd try to leave. The second half said it was "likely" they would attempt to reach Europe, despite the risks linked to crossing the Mediterranean Sea in a flimsy boat.

Read the rest of this article on International Herald Tribune.

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