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Kufra, oasis in one of the world's driest places

5,000 km of 4-metre-wide pipeline have been laid across Libya, carrying water drawn from 1,300 wells.

12,000 migrants travel through Kufra from east Africa and the Middle East each month.

Kufra is a stopping off point for migrants travelling from Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe.

So far, the Great Man-Made River Project has cost Libya $30 billion to implement.

Kufra is one of seven freshwater oases in the Libyan Desert.

The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System underlies Libya, Sudan, Egypt and Chad and contains the equivalent of 500 years of Nile River discharge.

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