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.
Alarme Phone Sahara, together with Afrique-Europe Interact, supports the struggle for the liberation of the representatives of the Nigerien civil society arrested after a demonstration against corruption and bad governance on 15th of March 2020 in Niamey, capital of Niger.
Send support letters to demand freedom for Moussa Tchangari, Mounkaila Halidou, Sani Chekaraou, Moudy Moussa, Habibou Soumaila and Maikoul Zodi!
The situation in the face of the Corona crisis also produces new challenges and plights for people on the flight- and migration routes in Niger, as borders are shut down and a signifficant number of people remain blocked at IOM and UNHCR camps and transit centres.
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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.
Reflections by Mokamit on the implications of the Corona crisis for the society in Niger and how the crisis is used for political gains of those in power.
Participation of Alarme Phone Sahara in Agadez, Sokodé, Bamako, Edéa and Oujda
The story of Mounchili, a migrant from Cameroon, who was deported from Algeria into the desert on the border of Niger in January 2020.
Reflections on the restriction of freedom of movement between ECOWAS countries, based on traveling experiences between Niamey and Ouagadou by Dr. Chehou Azizou and Moctar Dan Yayé in October 2019.