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.
Frequent cases of distress in the desert have already killed many people during the last few years. The whistleblowers of Alarme Phone Sahara, likeLaouel Taher, are doing their best to assist people in distress and help to save their lives.
Migrants currently on the Libya-Niger route have alerted the authorities of Niger that they are stranded in the desert and dying of thirst. They are calling for help from the authorities.
Trigger waring: Photo shared by people in distress can be harmful to look at!
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.
Participation of Alarme Phone Sahara in Agadez, Sokodé, Bamako, Edéa and Oujda
The situation of the 36 Ivorian people, who were arrested on 3rd of August 2019 in the Tunisian city of Sfax, brought to Médenine in the south of the country and then to the desert behind the Libyan border, is urgent.
According to Alarme Phone Sahara team in Agadez, the minor refugees who had made a demonstration through the main roads of Agadez before setting off for the desert finally returned to the UNHCR camp, waiting for solutions.
Sudanese minors who had been at the UNHCR refugee camp in Agadez/Niger have left the refugee camp on 18th of July to march through the desert towards Libya in protest against their situation.