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Refoulés d’Algérie, des migrants sont identifiés par l’OIM à Agadez au Niger, en 2018. © Francesco Bellina
Wednesday, 03 April 2019
"In Niger, the UE counts on local police to track down migrants"

A report in French on mediapart.fr on the installation of biometric tools as part of "Midas" - the system of information and analysis on data concerning migration - at border checkpoints of Niger republic.

© Francesco Bellina

"Midas" is financed by the EU in collaboration with Japan and set up by the IOM - creator and owner of the Midas system - together with Eucap Sahel, the "civil security" mission of the EU in the Sahel countries.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Kawar/Bilma : nos lanceurs d'alerte sensibilisent en plein désert du nord Niger

Parce que la mobilité est un droit pour tous. Notre association Alarme Phone Sahara est présente sur le terrain. Elle apporte son message d'amour, de solidarité aux migrants (es) en transit pour la Libye à travers le grand et dangereux désert du ténéré.

Thursday, 07 March 2019
Demonstration in Niamey

According to reports from Niger from 5th of March, Somalian, Ethipian and Eritrean refugees, who were pushed back or evacuated from Libya, held a demonstration in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic. According to the reports, these people had applied for asylum, but see themselves in a situation where they are blocked in Niger, and protested against the way their cases are treated by the UNHCR and the state of Niger, calling for a solution. According to the reports, the police of Niger dispersed the protest using tear gas.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Sudanese refugees in Agadez / Niger

Besides people blocked in transit in Niger or pushed back from Algeria, there is a rising number of refugees in Agadez/Niger who have applied for asylum in Niger republic and who are living in camps run by UNHCR or by NGOs collaborating with UNHCR. Most of them are Sudanese from Darfur region.

Monday, 18 March 2019
Torture against desperate resistance of migrants and refugees incarcerated in Libya by forces financed by EU anti-migration policies

A report on Al Jazeera on the case of at least 30 refugees and migrants who were tortured in Libya in March 2019 after having fled from a detention centre and holding a protest in the city of Tripolis in March 2019.