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Monday, 19 September 2022
More mass deportations from Algeria to Niger in August and September 2022

During the months of August and September 2022, at least 4747 people were deported from Algeria to Niger, according to Alarme Phone Sahara's whistleblowers in Assamaka, the Algerian-Nigerian border. The number of people deported since the beginning of 2022 is now at least 17105.

Monday, 19 September 2022
"It's too hard, we want to go back": Senegalese in Niger denounce the difficult wait for their repatriation

Article on "Info Migrants" on Senegalese Migrant's protest in Agadez on 19th of September against the way the IOM handled their so-called "voluntary return", letting them wait for months under precarious conditions and repeatedly delaying their departure.

Thursday, 22 September 2022
Niger: Senegalese migrants take to the streets to march from Agadez to Niamey and demand their return to Senegal

On Monday 19th of September 2022, a group of more than 100 Senegalese migrants registered at the IOM transit camp in Agadez started to march from Agadez to Niamey on the Agadez-Tahoua road. They were protesting against IOM's management of their situation and demanding their return to Senegal after months of waiting and being blocked.

 

Sunday, 28 August 2022
Niger: Protests of migrants in IOM camps in Agadez and Arlit

On 27th and 28th of August 2022, protests by migrants of different nationalities, many of them deported from Algeria, took place in the IOM transit camps in Agadez and Arlit (10km from the town of Arlit) in Niger.

Saturday, 27 August 2022
IOM in Niger: Criticism of serious shortcomings in the care of people stranded in Niger

In Agadez and other cities in Niger, thousands of people stranded on migration routes are suffering while major international organisations fail to meet their basic needs.

Thursday, 18 August 2022
R.I.P. Eric Alain Kamden, Moustapha Moussa Tchangari, Dan Karami and Djibril Diado Amadou - Alarme Phone Sahara in mourning

Alarme Phone Sahara shares the sad news that four comrades in struggle for the cause of migrants and human rights died on Thursday 18th of August 2022 in a road accident near Diffa, south-east Niger.

Friday, 15 July 2022
Externalised control and criminalisation: New "operational partnership against migrant smuggling" between Frontex and EUCAP Sahel Niger

On 15th of July 2022, a new "operational partnership against migrant smuggling", also called „working arrangement“, was signed in Brussels between Frontex and the EU Capacity Building Mission, EUCAP Sahel Niger, in the presence of Niger‘s Interior Minister Hamadou Adamou Souley.

Sunday, 31 July 2022
Alarme Phone Sahara Tricycle in Assamaka: Practical assistance for deported persons

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.

Monday, 27 June 2022
Mass deportations from Algeria to Niger April to June 2022

At least 6583 people deported in 3 months. Report of a Guinean man killed during deportation.

Friday, 24 June 2022
Melilla 24th of June 2022: Dozens of migrants killed by Moroccan security forces! Spanish-Moroccan migration agreement kills!

Dozens of migrants were killed by Moroccan security forces on Friday 24th of June 2022 at the border between the city of Nador and the Spanish enclave of Melilla after an attempt of crossing the border to Melilla.