February 2021 will remain for a long time a period of bitter memories in terms of the free movement of people. The Agadez-Libyan border migration route has just plunged migrants into a state of great sadness and desolation. This reminds the defenders of "Frontex" of the harshness of their decision. In addition to the disappearances and deaths of dozens of human lives, there is mourning in this month of heavy toll.
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Report about the story of 172 persons from Mali who were stranded in Agadez / Niger after being deported from Algeria and had big troubles with the way how the IOM handled their accomodation and their return to Mali.
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.
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.
The kitchen has become an important structure for the APS to get in touch with migrants.
The Collective Kitchen of Alarme Phone Sahara in Agadez / Niger invites migrants and orphans together for a Christmas dinner - a celebration in the sense of human solidarity:
Seit Juli 2020 organisiert das Team des Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) in Agadez/Niger mit großem Engagement jeden Samstag eine Gemeinschaftsküche für Migrant*innen, die derzeit in der Stadt Agadez leben.
Die Gemeinschaftsküche ist eine praktische Antwort auf eine Situation, in der viele Migrant*innen und Flüchtlinge in Niger gestrandet sind, und täglich unter sehr prekären Bedingungen um ihr Überleben kämpfen. Diese ist durch die weltweite Coronakrise noch extrem verschärft worden.
People who were deported report brutal violence and theft by Algerian security forces.
Video & speech on the occasion of the World Day of Action on Climate Change - by Moctar Dan Yaye, Alarme Phone Sahara
Yahaya Oumarou was deported from Algeria to Niger in June 2020 with an "official convoy". He arrived in Agadez on 20th of June 2020 with a group of 240 people who had been deported.