News and reports tagged with Refoulement

Niger: Pushbacks and containment under the sign of the Covid crisis-19

The situation in the face of the Corona crisis also produces new challenges and plights for people on the flight- and migration routes in Niger, as borders are shut down and a signifficant number of people remain blocked at IOM and UNHCR camps and transit centres.

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Testimony by Galius Moumouni Efouad, presently at the IOM transit centre in Arlit, Niger

Galius Moumouni Efouad was deported from Algeria to the border of Niger near Assamaka, put in quarantine and then brought to the IOM transit centre in Arlit.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020
October 2019 to January 2020: Continuation of deportation convoys from Algeria to Niger

Intensified migrant hunting campaign announced in Algeria

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MOUNCHILI, hero of migration and victim and of anti-migration policy

The story of Mounchili, a migrant from Cameroon, who was deported from Algeria into the desert on the border of Niger in January 2020.

 

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.

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:

Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Summary from the Algerian-Niger border at Assamakka since 17th of June 2019

Deportations, discovery of 4 dead people and a survivor woman found in the middle of the desert.

Despite the delay in news publications, much has happened in Assamakka's surroundings on the Algerian-Niger border since June 2019. This is a summary of the latest events based on the reports by Mohamed Souleymane, Alarm Phone Sahara's Alert Launcher in Assamakka, and Azizou Chehou, Alarm Phone Sahara's coordinator in Agadez:

Friday, 10 May 2019
Arrival of 370 persons refouled from Algeria at Assamakka, border of Niger

The refoulements from Algeria to Niger continue on a large scale.

Friday, 10 May 2019
Assamakka, border Algeria-Niger: At least 1316 people refouled since 1st of May 2019 - alarming situation of mentally ill people

According to the whistle blower of Alarme Phone Sahara, at least 1316 people have been refouled from Algeria to Niger in the zone of the Assamakka border checkpoint since 1st of May 2019, often under conditions of life-threatening human rights violations.  

Thursday, 02 May 2019
Night from 1st to 2nd of May 2019: Wave of pushbacks from Algeria to Niger

Migrants and refugees lost between Point Zero and Assamakka after pushback from Algeria. Alarme Phone Sahara condemns practices putting peoples' lives at stake.