Following the arrival of a record number of people on the move in Lampedusa, civil society expresses its deep concern at the security response of European states, the crisis of reception, and reaffirms its solidarity with people on the move arriving in Europe.
Statement by Alarme Phone Sahara on the situation in Niger after 26th of July 2023 military coup. Alarme Phone Sahara demands to stop threats of war and lift sanctions imposed on Niger, to organise humanitarian corridors, evacuations and resettlements for migrants and refugees stranded in Niger and to guarantee humanitarian assistance for those in need.
A short documentary by "Deutsche Welle" showing glimpses on situations of migrants and refugees in Agadez and Assamaka in Niger, deportations from Algeria and practical solidarity work by Alarme Phone Sahara:
At a time when thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in a country troubled by sanctions and threats of war, Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) continues its practical solidarity.
On July 16th 2023, a new agreement focusing on the fight against "irregular migration" was signed between Tunisia and the European Union in Tunis amidst mass deportations, human rights violations and deaths of migrants in the desert.
Finally, the Alarme Phone Sahara presents its report on the conference on the criminalisation of migration, in particular through the Nigerien "anti-smuggling" law 2015-036. The issues discussed remain highly topical.
Alarme Phone Sahara strongly condemns the racist attacks, hunts on migrant and mass deportations to the Libyan and Algerian borders that have intensified in Tunisia since the end of June 2023.
Alarme Phone Sahara informs the public that one of our representatives from Niger, who is invited for a Round Table at the EU Parliament and other activities in Belgium and Germany, was arbitrarily prevented from boarding his flight from Tunis Carthage Airport to Frankfurt, Germany, by the Tunis Air staff on 23 June 2023.
Humanitarian crisis persists in Assamaka despite aid initiatives. Deported migrants make an urgent appeal to their heads of state and the African Union.
The Kawar Alert Team through the alert were able to rescue Ismael Karawi.