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.
On 2nd of January 2021, at least 100 people were killed in the commune of Mangaizé in the Tillabéry region of Niger - a sad climax of armed violence against the civilian population, which is now increasingly threatening life in several regions of Niger, after Mali and Burkina Faso.
On 6th of February 2021, CommemorActions for the 15 people murdered on 6th of February 2014 in Tarajal by the Spanish border police and for all those killed and disappeared at the borders and on migration routes took place, among others, in Agadez in Niger; Sokodé in Togo; Oujda and Saidia in Morocco; Dakar and Gandiol in Senegal; Madrid and other cities in Spain, Brussels and Liège in Belgium and Berlin and Frankfurt in Germany.
Algeria, a northern border country, has for years been deporting large numbers of mostly West African citizens to Assamaka village.
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For half a year, the Collective Kitchen run by Alarme Phone Sahara has been offering basic services to migrants and refugees who are blocked in Agadez/Niger under the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic and a repressive migration regime.Read more
Since the beginning of 2021, Taher Laouel and Attoumane Boukar, whistleblowers for Alarme Phone Sahara, have twice participated in the rescue of people in distress in the desert - a practical initiative against the consequences of policies of externalisation of borders that put the lives of migrants and refugees in danger.
At least 1089 people deported between 12th and 14th of November 2020.Read more
People who were deported report brutal violence and theft by Algerian security forces.
Another deportation convoy arrived in Assamaka on 8th of October 2020. Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemns the Algerian state's violations of the rights of refugees and migrants.