Humanitarian crisis persists in Assamaka despite aid initiatives. Deported migrants make an urgent appeal to their heads of state and the African Union.
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With unprecedented frequency, people of various origins are being deported from Algeria to Niger. In the 3 months from the beginning of 2023 to the 1st of April, at least 11336 people were concerned according to the observations of the Alarme Phone Sahara team.
Urgent appeal by Alarme Phone Sahara on humanitarian crisis in Assamaka on the Niger-Algeria border, published on 15th of March 2023
10, 12 and 14 February 2023: Arrival of at least 2298 people deported from Algeria to Niger in Assamaka.
Deportations from Algeria to Niger continue on a large scale, with 5181 people deported between 29th of October and 04th of December 2022 according to Alarme Phone Sahara's observations. At the same time, Alarme Phone Sahara observes that thousands of migrants in Niger, including newly arrived deportees, no longer have access to the services of the International Organization for Migration (IO
To assist people deported with convoys from Algeria arriving in Assamaka at the Algerian-Nigerian border, Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) has purchased a tricycle tuctuc vehicle that is used for different situations of need or distress.
At least 6583 people deported in 3 months. Report of a Guinean man killed during deportation.
Massive and regular deportations from Algeria to Niger continue during the month of July 2021. With at least 1288 people deported on 16th and 18th of July 2021, the number of people deported since the beginning of 2021 increases to at least 14869 people.
After the big wave of deportations in March, another at least 7332 people were deported in 12 deportation convoys from April till July 2021. Alarme Phone Sahara demands an immediate stop of this deportation policy and respect for the lives and human rights of migrants and refugees.
New deportation convoys from Algeria into the desert border zone on 21st and 23rd of March 2021. At least 137 civilian persons murdered in the Tillia region in Niger.