2023-12-11 Repeal of the "anti-migration" law 2015-036 in Niger!
2023-10-30 30 October 2023: Malian migrants leave Arlit on foot to return to Mali
2023-10-17 17.10.2023: The fire of hope in the desert as an alert signal to save lives
2023-10-18 Assamaka, September and October 2023: Regular mass deportations from Algeria to Niger continue. Deportees trapped in miserable conditions.
2023-10-04 04.10.2023: Distress call from a Cameroonian migrant in Libya
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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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Monday, 11 December 2023
Repeal of the "anti-migration" law 2015-036 in Niger!

On 25 November 2023, General Abdourahamane Tiani, the President of the "Conseil National pour la Sauvegarde de la Patrie (CNSP)", the body that has been running the government in Niger since the coup d'état on 26 July 2023, signed an order repealing the law 2015-036 on the "smuggling of migrants". All judgements handed down since the implementation of this law have been annulled with retroactive effect and all persons imprisoned based on this law have been released due to local sources from Niger. Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) and other civil society organisations from Niger welcome the abolition of this law criminalising migration.

Monday, 30 October 2023
30 October 2023: Message from the Malian migrants who left Arlit on foot to return to Mali

Stranded in Niger, with no evacuation flights and no hope of help from the IOM or other institutions, Malian migrants left Arlit in northern Niger on foot on 30 October 2023.

Tuesday, 17 October 2023
The fire of hope in the desert as an alert signal to save lives

17.10.2023: 20 migrants in distress rescued in northern Niger on the road between Dirkou and the Libyan border.

Wednesday, 18 October 2023
Assamaka, September and October 2023: Frequent mass deportations from Algeria to Niger continue. Deportees trapped in miserable conditions.

At least 5,012 people deported from Algeria to Niger from 26 July till 18 October 2023.

Monday, 18 September 2023
Joint statement - Arrivals in Lampedusa: Solidarity and resistance in the face of Europe's reception crisis.

Following the arrival of a record number of people on the move in Lampedusa, civil society expresses its deep concern at the security response of European states, the crisis of reception, and reaffirms its solidarity with people on the move arriving in Europe.

Tuesday, 12 September 2023
On the current situation in Niger

Statement by Alarme Phone Sahara on the situation in Niger after 26th of July 2023 military coup. Alarme Phone Sahara demands to stop threats of war and lift sanctions imposed on Niger, to organise humanitarian corridors, evacuations and resettlements for migrants and refugees stranded in Niger and to guarantee humanitarian assistance for those in need.

Friday, 17 March 2023
Testimonies of two Guinean migrants deported from Algeria, Assamaka 17 March 2023

The two persons were interviewed by the Alarme Phone Sahara team.

Friday, 07 April 2023
STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE MARCH 27TH TRAGEDY

THE MARCH 27TH TRAGEDY IN CIUDAD JUAREZ IN WHICH 39 MIGRANTS LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE PRISON OF THE NATIONAL MIGRATION INSTITUTE (INM) AND IN SOLIDARITY FOR THE LIFE AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF ALL MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

Monday, 11 September 2023
Flight through the desert - documentary on migrants' situation in Niger and Alarme Phone Sahara

A short documentary by "Deutsche Welle" showing glimpses on situations of migrants and refugees in Agadez and Assamaka in Niger, deportations from Algeria and practical solidarity work by Alarme Phone Sahara:

 

Wednesday, 30 August 2023
August 2023: Deported persons stranded in Assamaka and elsewhere in Niger in conditions that remain precarious. Deportations continued by Algeria.

At a time when thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in a country troubled by sanctions and threats of war, Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) continues its practical solidarity.

Monday, 27 February 2023
Report of the Transnational Conference on the Criminalisation of Migration 27 and 28 February 2023 in Niamey, Niger

Finally, the Alarme Phone Sahara presents its report on the conference on the criminalisation of migration, in particular through the Nigerien "anti-smuggling" law 2015-036. The issues discussed remain highly topical.