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.
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17.10.2023: 20 migrants in distress rescued in northern Niger on the road between Dirkou and the Libyan border.
With the aim of research and of improving the work of Alarme Phone Sahara on the ground, a mission took place to visit Dirkou, Bilma, Latai and Siguidine in the zone of the Kawar desert in the North of Niger, a zone crossed by many migrants and travelers. The region is also known for its dangerous risks on the migration routes and many migrants have lost their lives and been burried in the Kawar desert.
On 1st of March 2022, a whistleblower of Alarme Phone Sahara found a vehicle lost in the Sahara desert and the body of the deceased driver.
According to "actumigrant", the dead bodies of four refugees were found in the Libyan desert on the weekend of 25th/26th of September 2021.
Fighting the deadly conditions on the migration routes: Rescue of migrants and painful discoveries of desert graves
Since the beginning of 2021, Taher Laouel and Attoumane Boukar, whistleblowers for Alarme Phone Sahara, have twice participated in the rescue of people in distress in the desert - a practical initiative against the consequences of policies of externalisation of borders that put the lives of migrants and refugees in danger.
Frequent cases of distress in the desert have already killed many people during the last few years. The whistleblowers of Alarme Phone Sahara, likeLaouel Taher, are doing their best to assist people in distress and help to save their lives.
Migrants currently on the Libya-Niger route have alerted the authorities of Niger that they are stranded in the desert and dying of thirst. They are calling for help from the authorities.
Trigger waring: Photo shared by people in distress can be harmful to look at!
Galius Moumouni Efouad was deported from Algeria to the border of Niger near Assamaka, put in quarantine and then brought to the IOM transit centre in Arlit.