Reflections by Mokamit on the implications of the Corona crisis for the society in Niger and how the crisis is used for political gains of those in power.
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Practices of active solidarity, which should not be forgotten even in times when the corona crisis seems to overshadow everything:
On 12th and 13th of March 2020, 38 persons were rescued with the assistance of an Alarme Phone Sahara team near the Mafrouss well in the desert near the border between Niger and Libya.
Intensified migrant hunting campaign announced in Algeria
Protest in the face of massive police repression
Deportation convoys and "humanitarian" deportation charterPhoto source: middleeastmonitor.com
Tragic accident after deportations from Algeria to Niger
An article in French on the evacuation of refugees from Libya to NIger on Niamey.com:
Emergency evacuation mechanism for refugees: more than 1300 evacuees from Libya to Niger resettled (UNHCR)
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:
The refoulements from Algeria to Niger continue on a large scale.
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.