While many migrants and refugees are blocked in Niger, often as a consequence of brutal mass deportations from Algeria, Alarme Phone Sahara in Agadez is organising various forms of practical assistance.
In this video, a Nigerian migrant woman tells how she expected a delivery of personal belongings from her sister in Libya, but other persons tried to misappropriate these items. With the advice and support by members of the Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) team in Agadez, she could search help from the police and succeded to take her things back.
Due to the precarious and vulnerable living conditions, many migrants living in transit end up in situations where they become victims of fraudulent practices, among other things. On the other hand, the loss of important personal belongings can put them even deeper into existential difficulties.
In this sense, the access to independent and solidary support structures for various kinds of problems is extremely important for people on the migration routes:
This video shows members of the Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) team from Agadez distributing small goods for basic needs among a group of people who are now in Agadez after having been deported from Algeria. Such small scale support from the civil society is somehow important due to the fact that neither the authorities of Niger nor the IOM (International Organisation of Migration) or the UNHCR sufficiently take care of basic needs of people deported to Niger:
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