After the big wave of deportations in March, another at least 7332 people were deported in 12 deportation convoys from April till July 2021. Alarme Phone Sahara demands an immediate stop of this deportation policy and respect for the lives and human rights of migrants and refugees.
At least 1285 more people were deported from Algeria to Niger on 28th and 30th of March 2021. With that, the total number of people deported within March 2021 rises to the total number of at least 6249 persons.
New deportation convoys from Algeria into the desert border zone on 21st and 23rd of March 2021. At least 137 civilian persons murdered in the Tillia region in Niger.
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.
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: