2024-05-10 May 2024: 8 migrants die in Assamaka on the Niger-Algeria border
2024-04-26 Deportations of migrants from Algeria to Niger: The Algerian ambassador summoned to the Niger Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the many violent deportations of migrants from its territory
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
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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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Friday, 10 May 2024
May 2024: 8 migrants die in Assamaka on the Niger-Algeria border

Between 9 and 13 May 2024, 5 people died following deportation from Algeria and 3 people, including a 3-year-old little girl, died at the Assamaka hospital ward. Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) condemns the deaths of migrants caused by deportation in violent and inhuman conditions.

Friday, 26 April 2024
Deportations of migrants from Algeria to Niger: The Algerian ambassador summoned to the Niger Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the many violent deportations of migrants from its territory

Alarme Phone Sahara welcomes the Nigerien government's response to Algeria over the mass pushbacks in the desert towards Niger.

Tuesday, 27 February 2024
The tragic story of Blessing. A feminicide act happened in Agadez
On 27 February 2024, Blessing, a 28-year-old woman of Nigerian origin, was murdered in Agadez by men who brutally raped and maltreated her. Alarme Phone Sahara is sharing the story to denounce this act of feminicide and the violent structures behind it:
Friday, 22 December 2023
Alarme Phone Sahara mission to Assamaka, December 2023 - Impressions from the Niger-Algeria border

From 15 to 22 December 2023, an Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) mission was held in Assamaka, the village on the Niger-Algeria border where most of the transit traffic between Algeria and Niger takes place, but where the deportation convoys with thousands of people deported from Algeria to Niger also arrive. In 2023, at least 2,631 people were deported from Algeria to Niger via Assamaka - the highest figure in recent years.

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

Friday, 26 April 2024
Deportations of migrants from Algeria to Niger: The Algerian ambassador summoned to the Niger Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the many violent deportations of migrants from its territory

Alarme Phone Sahara welcomes the Nigerien government's response to Algeria over the mass pushbacks in the desert towards Niger.

Friday, 22 December 2023
Alarme Phone Sahara mission to Assamaka, December 2023 - Impressions from the Niger-Algeria border

From 15 to 22 December 2023, an Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) mission was held in Assamaka, the village on the Niger-Algeria border where most of the transit traffic between Algeria and Niger takes place, but where the deportation convoys with thousands of people deported from Algeria to Niger also arrive. In 2023, at least 2,631 people were deported from Algeria to Niger via Assamaka - the highest figure in recent years.

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.