News and reports tagged with Refugees

Thursday, 08 October 2020
UNHCR camp in Hamdallaye, Niger: Refugees protest after three days without food

Call for protest e-Mails to Alessandra Morelli, UNHCR representative in Niger

Video of refugee protest at Hamdallaye

Heartfelt pleas from Refugees in Niger

Once again, Sudanese refugees living in UNHCR refugee camps in Agadez are adressing themselves to the UNHCR with the urgent demand for a solution for their situation, as they have been blocked in Niger since 2017 without any positive results for their cases. Read and spread their demands:

 

 Sudanese refugee sit-in in Agadez, Dec. 2019

 

Migrants and refugees deported to Niger despite Corona crisis and stranded in IOM camps. Protests sparked by unbearable conditions.

As borders between African states are closed due to the Corona crisis, deportations and pushbacks continue and thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded in transit countries such as Niger. Protests arise while people complain about bad living conditions inside camps and mismanagement by the IOM.

Monday, 20 April 2020
Arlit: Protest and revolt by people who were deported against remaining stranded at the IOM camp

In Arlit, around 640 people, mostly migrants deported from Algeria, are currently stranded in the IOM transit camp. On 20th of April, people protested and revolted against the unbearable conditions in which they are currently living.

©Fatma Ben Hamad, "Obesrvateurs France 24"

Sunday, 23 February 2020
Agadez: 111 Refugees sentenced after crackdown on protest at UNHCR

Reports about abuses by security forces. Refugees forced to sleep in the desert without shelter.

 

Saturday, 04 January 2020
Agadez: UNHCR camp set on fire by refugees after weeks of unanswered protests

Niger authorities arrest 335 asylum seekers. Alarme Phone Sahara says No to the criminalization of desperate people, but calls on those in charge of resolving the situation to opt for more realistic and feasible solutions based on the demands of the refugees!

Monday, 16 December 2019
Agadez, 16th of December 2019: Refugees leave camp and start sit in at UNHCR

On 16th of December 2019, almost 1000 refugees left the UNHCR camp in Agadez, Niger, and started a sit-in at the UNHCR office.

Thursday, 20 June 2019
World Refugee Day in protest

By Moctar Dan Yaye, Niamey

manif Hamdallaye

This year, Thursday, 20th of June, was celebrated around the world as International Refugee Day. But in Niger the celebration of this day was interrupted by demonstrations.

Emergency evacuation mechanism for refugees: more than 1300 evacuees from Libya to Niger resettled (UNHCR)

An article in French on the evacuation of refugees from Libya to NIger on Niamey.com:

Emergency evacuation mechanism for refugees: more than 1300 evacuees from Libya to Niger resettled (UNHCR)

HCR Niamey