Regular mass deportations from Algeria to Niger continue during the month of August 2021. With at least 1711 people deported on 3rd, 25th and 27th of August 2021, the number of people deported since the beginning of 2021 increases to at least 16580 people.
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At least 1285 more people were deported from Algeria to Niger on 28th and 30th of March 2021. With that, the total number of people deported within March 2021 rises to the total number of at least 6249 persons.
Official and non-official mass deportation convoys from Algeria to the border of Niger are continuing in March 2021. According to the whistleblowers of Alarme Phone Sahara, at least 1054 people have arrived in March only at the border post of Assamaka after being deported.
Report about the story of 172 persons from Mali who were stranded in Agadez / Niger after being deported from Algeria and had big troubles with the way how the IOM handled their accomodation and their return to Mali.
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.
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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The story of Mounchili, a migrant from Cameroon, who was deported from Algeria into the desert on the border of Niger in January 2020.
Deportation convoys and "humanitarian" deportation charterPhoto source: middleeastmonitor.com