Article on "Info Migrants" on Senegalese Migrant's protest in Agadez on 19th of September against the way the IOM handled their so-called "voluntary return", letting them wait for months under precarious conditions and repeatedly delaying their departure.
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On Monday 19th of September 2022, a group of more than 100 Senegalese migrants registered at the IOM transit camp in Agadez started to march from Agadez to Niamey on the Agadez-Tahoua road. They were protesting against IOM's management of their situation and demanding their return to Senegal after months of waiting and being blocked.
On 27th and 28th of August 2022, protests by migrants of different nationalities, many of them deported from Algeria, took place in the IOM transit camps in Agadez and Arlit (10km from the town of Arlit) in Niger.
In Agadez and other cities in Niger, thousands of people stranded on migration routes are suffering while major international organisations fail to meet their basic needs.
On 20th and 22nd of March 2022, at least 1693 people were deported from Algeria to Niger. Alarme Phone Sahara teams report precarious situation in Assamaka and in the northern cities of Niger for thousands of deportees who are not or not sufficiently taken care of in IOM camps.
A video about Alarme Phone Sahara's Collective Kitchen in Agadez, Niger - supported by the Civil Sea Rescue Foundation (Stiftungsfonds Zivile Seenotrettung)
The story of 16 young Guinean migrants deported from Algeria to Niger, their return to Guinea and the many problems with the IOM they faced during their difficult journey.
There are 16 of them. They are part of the wave of deportees from Algeria at the end of the first half of 2021. After the harshness of the journey and the challenges of Covid 19, the nightmare of migration has been reduced to despair.
While many migrants and refugees are blocked in Niger, often as a consequence of brutal mass deportations from Algeria, Alarme Phone Sahara in Agadez is organising various forms of practical assistance. For example for a migrant woman from Nigeria whose personal belongings had been misappropriated or for people in distress after having been deported from Algeria:
Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) is fulfilling the proposal of one of its partners to provide assistance to migrant households blocked in their right to move. A total of eight (8) households testify to this humanitarian gesture which is materializing at a crucial moment.