Official and non-official mass deportation convoys from Algeria to the border of Niger are continuing in March 2021 to an unprecedented extent. Another 2098 people arrived at the border post at Assamaka on 14th and 16th of March after being deported from Algeria according to the whistleblowers of Alarme Phone Sahara.
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At least 1089 people deported between 12th and 14th of November 2020.
People who were deported report brutal violence and theft by Algerian security forces.
Another deportation convoy arrived in Assamaka on 8th of October 2020. Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemns the Algerian state's violations of the rights of refugees and migrants.
Alarme Phone Sahara condemns the racist treatment of migrants and refugees by the Maghreb states and their collaboration with the European border regime
Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) Alarme Phone Sahara condemns the increased resumption of deportations and pushbacks from Algeria to Niger as traffic between African countries resumes.
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"
According to reports, in the week before 22nd of November, the Moroccan authorities again carried out pushbacks of migrants to the border with Algeria.
According to available information, a total number of 350 people deported from Algeria into the desert on the Niger border arrived in Assamaka on 20th of September 2019.