Official and non-official mass deportation convoys from Algeria to the border of Niger are continuing in March 2021. According to the whistleblowers of Alarme Phone Sahara, at least 1054 people have arrived in March only at the border post of Assamaka after being deported.
In the republic of Niger, the second round of the presidential elections which took place on 21st of February 2021 is followed by protests and riots, while state authorities are trying to quell protests by repression against protesters and opposition members, including the arrest of more than 468 people and cutting the country off the internet.
Report about the story of 172 persons from Mali who were stranded in Agadez / Niger after being deported from Algeria and had big troubles with the way how the IOM handled their accomodation and their return to Mali.
February 2021 will remain for a long time a period of bitter memories in terms of the free movement of people. The Agadez-Libyan border migration route has just plunged migrants into a state of great sadness and desolation. This reminds the defenders of "Frontex" of the harshness of their decision. In addition to the disappearances and deaths of dozens of human lives, there is mourning in this month of heavy toll.
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.
The Collective Kitchen of Alarme Phone Sahara in Agadez / Niger invites migrants and orphans together for a Christmas dinner - a celebration in the sense of human solidarity:
https://www.alarmephonesahara.info/The case ofB. EMENZIE
a victim of sexual violence breaks the nightmare.
Mrs. Joy a Nigerian lady met a young girl abandoned after physical treatments and psychological affects. in the below video, she explains how she rescued a young girl from death. One APS volunteer lead herto our office in Agadez in Niger Republic. How did it happen?
The chance was in favour of B. EMENZIE.
The girl of the violence was extremely affected. Despite the first help APS offered to the girl with the medical assistance of Red Cross in Agadez, that girl is still unable to tell what she lived for along period in Libya. To conduct our interview, only Mrs. Joy who made the trip from Sebha (a libyan city) to Agadez told the story. Girl EMENZIE hardly pronounces words out of her mouth because of her health condition.
Girls in situations like EMENZIE's are many. Mrs. Joy, as a saver, sends an important speech to all who attemp to have an eye contact on migration challenges.
Mrs. Joy faces all the challenges to find EMENZIE's family since she could not make the way by herself. APS is engaged to spread the sufferings of the subsaharan migrants. Since a volunteer could facilitate to rehabilitate the family link to EMENZIE, APS coordination offers a financial transport and food support to the two ladies from Agadez (Niger Republic) to Kano (Nigeria State). There will be a follow-up from APS to get information from that rescued girl until she reaches her parents and siblings in Imo State (Nigeria).
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.