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.
Algeria, a northern border country, has for years been deporting large numbers of mostly West African citizens to Assamaka village.
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Besucher der Kollektiven Küche, unter ihnen ein Musikkünstler, teilen ihre Ansichten und Erfahrungen:
Visitors of the Collective Kitchen, among them one music artist, share their views:
Originally from Nigeria, Roukayat is about 30 years old. She has lived outside her native country, settling in Tripoli (capital of Libya) since 2018, working as a housekeeper in an indigenous family. Her situation began to worry her about 8 months ago, she explains. Fallen ill and without assistance, she decided to return home. She arrived on September 04, 2020 in Agadez, Niger where Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) received the alert on the case of this young lady whose future is rocking between life and death and left to herself in a bus station.
On September 08, 2020, a Nigerian national came to the APS office to inform about the case of Roukayat who would be in a bus station in the area and suffering from general fatigue, cough and nausea. Having been prosecuted and arrested in the past with a sentence of 12 months in prison, the informant did not want to take the risk of dealing with Roukayat's case personally to avoid falling into the trap of the intelligence services that enforce Law 036-2015 in force since 2016 in Niger. However, his duty to assist prompted him to turn to APS. The APS team went to the station mentioned above in the company of the informant for translation in case the woman had communication barriers.
Video & speech on the occasion of the World Day of Action on Climate Change - by Moctar Dan Yaye, Alarme Phone Sahara
Once again, Sudanese refugees living in UNHCR refugee camps in Agadez are adressing themselves to the UNHCR with the urgent demand for a solution for their situation, as they have been blocked in Niger since 2017 without any positive results for their cases. Read and spread their demands:
Sudanese refugee sit-in in Agadez, Dec. 2019
Maman Na Hajau arrived in Assamaka, on the Algerian-Nigerian border, with a group of 683 people deported from Algeria in an "official convoy" on 27th of July 2020. He was interviewed by Oumarou Hadi, Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) alert person in Assamaka.
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.
As borders between African states are closed due to the Corona crisis, deportations and pushbacks continue and thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded in transit countries such as Niger. Protests arise while people complain about bad living conditions inside camps and mismanagement by the IOM.