Posts tagged with Niger

Friday, 10 May 2024
May 2024: 8 migrants die in Assamaka on the Niger-Algeria border

Between 9 and 13 May 2024, 5 people died following deportation from Algeria and 3 people, including a 3-year-old little girl, died at the Assamaka hospital ward. Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) condemns the deaths of migrants caused by deportation in violent and inhuman conditions.

Friday, 26 April 2024
Deportations of migrants from Algeria to Niger: The Algerian ambassador summoned to the Niger Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the many violent deportations of migrants from its territory

Alarme Phone Sahara welcomes the Nigerien government's response to Algeria over the mass pushbacks in the desert towards Niger.

Friday, 22 December 2023
Alarme Phone Sahara mission to Assamaka, December 2023 - Impressions from the Niger-Algeria border

From 15 to 22 December 2023, an Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) mission was held in Assamaka, the village on the Niger-Algeria border where most of the transit traffic between Algeria and Niger takes place, but where the deportation convoys with thousands of people deported from Algeria to Niger also arrive. In 2023, at least 2,631 people were deported from Algeria to Niger via Assamaka - the highest figure in recent years.

Monday, 11 December 2023
Repeal of the "anti-migration" law 2015-036 in Niger!

On 25 November 2023, General Abdourahamane Tiani, the President of the "Conseil National pour la Sauvegarde de la Patrie (CNSP)", the body that has been running the government in Niger since the coup d'état on 26 July 2023, signed an order repealing the law 2015-036 on the "smuggling of migrants". All judgements handed down since the implementation of this law have been annulled with retroactive effect and all persons imprisoned based on this law have been released due to local sources from Niger. Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) and other civil society organisations from Niger welcome the abolition of this law criminalising migration.

Monday, 30 October 2023
30 October 2023: Message from the Malian migrants who left Arlit on foot to return to Mali

Stranded in Niger, with no evacuation flights and no hope of help from the IOM or other institutions, Malian migrants left Arlit in northern Niger on foot on 30 October 2023.

Tuesday, 17 October 2023
The fire of hope in the desert as an alert signal to save lives

17.10.2023: 20 migrants in distress rescued in northern Niger on the road between Dirkou and the Libyan border.

Wednesday, 18 October 2023
Assamaka, September and October 2023: Frequent mass deportations from Algeria to Niger continue. Deportees trapped in miserable conditions.

At least 5,012 people deported from Algeria to Niger from 26 July till 18 October 2023.

Wednesday, 04 October 2023
Thousands of migrants at risk - video by Channel 4 news

A video report about the precarious situation of migrants and refugees in Agadez, Niger, after July 26th military coup and atrocities many of them had to face when they were in Algeria. Published by Channel 4 News:

Tuesday, 12 September 2023
On the current situation in Niger

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.

Monday, 11 September 2023
Flight through the desert - documentary on migrants' situation in Niger and Alarme Phone Sahara

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: