Solidarity against the EU border regime in the Sahara
With Azizou Chehou and Moctar Dan Yayé from Niger
The borders that European states erect against migrants and refugees are no longer limited to the EU's external borders, but extend far beyond, including across many countries on the African continent. This repressive border regime creates life-threatening conditions and leaves people to die not only in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, but also on the travel routes through the Sahel countries and North Africa. It leads to brutal mass deportations between African countries and the internment of migrants and refugees in torture camps in Libya. It also means that thousands of people who have no way forward are stranded empty-handed and in precarious conditions in countries like Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world. Circular migration, which has historically existed, particularly in and between West and North Africa, is thus increasingly restricted. As a result, this EU-imposed policy in the colonial tradition is destroying the economic livelihoods and thus the lives of the inhabitants of various regions in many places.
Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) is practicing solidary intervention against this brutal EU border regime in Agadez and other places in northern Niger. During their information tour, Moctar Dan Yayé and Azizou Chehou from APS Niger will talk about the current context and developments in Niger regarding the repressive migration policy and their daily work.
They will address, among others, the following topics:
● "Emergency rescue in the desert" by natives of the Bilma region active with APS & search for missing persons in the Sahara en route to Libya,
● Documentation of the increasing mass deportations from Algeria & solidarity work on site in Assamaka,
● collective kitchen for refugees and migrants in Agadez
● daily struggle against corruption, repression & criminalisation suffered by APS activists for their solidarity work,
● Complaint to the Court of Justice of the West African Union against the law "2015 -036", pushed by the EU, which criminalizes regional migration,
● Consequences of climate change: policy work in the context of rising desert temperatures & almost permanent power cuts.
Dr Azizou Chehou is the coordinator of Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) in Agadez. Moctar Dan Yayé is responsible for APS media work in Niger.
Events Alarme Phone Sahara - Infotour 2022 :
21.06.2022, 19:00, Möckern-Friedensau
Location: Kulturscheune, An der Ihle 10, 39291 Möckern-Friedensau
27.06.2022, 18:00, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Station Square
Public hearing with Alarme Phone Sahara and Alarmphone Watch the Med in the context of the permanent protest against the G7 summit in Elmau near Garmisch.
28.06.2022, 18:00, Lüneburg
Location: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Universitätsallee 1, room C 40.606.
29.06.2022, 19:00, Braunschweig
Venue: Kinder- und Jugendzentrum Mühle, An der Neustadtmühle 3, Braunschweig
30.06.2022, 13:00, Kulturkosmos Fusion-Festival
Location: Müritz Airpark, Lärz
Workshop with Alarme Phone Sahara and Matthias Monroy on Frontex and the border regime in North and West Africa
30.06.2022, 19:30, Leipzig
Location: Bar/Café Azadi, Georg Schwarz Straße 1
01.07.2022, 19:00, Hamburg
Venue: Werkstatt 3 (W3), Nernstweg 32, Hamburg
03.07.2022, 18:00, Göttingen
Venue: "OUR HOUSE OM10" Obere Maschstr. 10, Göttingen
05.07.2022, 20:00, Kassel
Location: aka, Werner-Hilpert-Straße 22 (WH22), Kassel
Event with Alarme Phone Sahara and Migration Control on the outsourcing of the border regime.
06.07.2022, 19:00, Kassel, Documenta
Place: Kassel, aka, Werner-Hilpert-Straße 22 (WH22)
Alarme Phone Sahara talks about transnational collective struggles for change in the context of Documenta 15.
06.07.2022, 20:00, Basel
Event at the climate camp / resistance summer camp.
Alarme Phone Sahara talks about the struggles for freedom of movement, food sovereignty and climate justice in the context of the current situation in Niger.
07.07.2022, 19:00, Kriens near Lucerne
Place: Teiggi, Schachenstrasse 15A, Kriens near Lucerne
08.07.2022, 20:30, Bern
Location: Brasserie Loraine, Quartiergasse 17, 3013 Bern
11.07.2022, 20:00, Freiburg / Germany
Venue: Youth Centre, Uhlandstraße 2, Freiburg / Germany