Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) is a cooperation project between associations, groups and individuals in the Sahel-Saharan region and Europe with the aim to defend the lives and the freedom of movement of migrants and refugees against repressive and often deadly migration policies. The members of the Alarme Phone Sahara network are based in Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Morocco, Germany and Austria. Alarme Phone Sahara's office is located in Agadez, Niger, which is a crossroads of migration in the Sahelo-Saharan zone. There is also a network of whistleblowers in the region that works in collaboration with the Agadez office.

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Emergency evacuation mechanism for refugees: more than 1300 evacuees from Libya to Niger resettled (UNHCR)

An article in French on the evacuation of refugees from Libya to NIger on Niamey.com:

Emergency evacuation mechanism for refugees: more than 1300 evacuees from Libya to Niger resettled (UNHCR)

HCR Niamey

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Testimony of migrants refouled from Algeria to Assamakka/Niger on 1st of May 2019

According to this testimony from survivors, a number of 600 people of multiple nationalities, including women and children, were left behind at the border between Algeria and Niger.

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Advice for migrants when crossing the desert (french)

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Raising awareness - for what purpose?

The IOM (International Organisation of Migration) is presently organising an "awareness raising caravan" through different cities of Niger (from Niamey to Tahoua, Agadez, Arlit and others) to "raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration and its alternatives".

But what are actually the aims the IOM pursues?

https://www.iom.int/news/awareness-raising-caravan-sets-month-long-trip-across-niger

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Friday, 20 September 2019
Assamaka: Arrival of 350 persons deported from Algeria on 20th of September 2019

According to available information, a total number of 350 people deported from Algeria into the desert on the Niger border arrived in Assamaka on 20th of September 2019.

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Saturday, 07 September 2019
September 7: A man from Guinee killed by Moroccan police near Nador

Report on the tragic death of a Guinean man who was killed on September 7 by Moroccan police in the Boulingo forest, near Nador in northern Morocco, in the region near the Melilla enclave.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Update on situation of 36 persons deported from Tunisia to Libyan border: 24 persons brought back, 12 persons missing in Libya

Udated fax- and calling campaign.

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Thursday, 08 August 2019
Urgent fax campaign: Return of 36 Ivorian people expelled from Tunisia to the Libyan border

36 people of Ivorian origin were expelled from the town of Sfax in Tunisia to the desert behind the Libyan border. Alarme Phone Sahara is launching an urgent call to send faxes and make phone calls to the Ministry of Interior of Tunisia and to Tunisian Embassies and tell them to let the 36 Ivorian people return to Tunisia, to the town of Sfax where they had been arrested.

Here's the letter to fax:

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