Video | Africa, Migration / Flight, Art / Performance Street Art Dakar

While Europeans can travel and work in many countries around the world, legal routes from the Global South to Europe are almost non-existent. At the same time, youth unemployment in many African countries is staggeringly high.

For this reason, lots of people take their chances on the dangerous Trans-Saharan route through the desert and board rickety boats to cross the Mediterranean.

Graffiti artists from Yeumbeul, a suburb of Dakar, Senegal, use their art to protest against the anti-migration laws imposed on them and start conversations with residents. Street art is their way of triggering debates and giving a voice to people in their disadvantaged suburb.