In Agadez and other cities in Niger, thousands of people stranded on migration routes are suffering while major international organisations fail to meet their basic needs.
In #Munich Sierra Leonean refugees have been protesting since 18th of October 2021 against the Bavarian authorities' plan to deport them. The Bavarian authorities are seeking traveling documents from the Sierra Leonean authorities, among other things through so-called identification hearings. The protest has so far succeeded in preventing the Bavarian authorities from implementing their plans to deport many people to Sierra Leone as planned.
However, the authorities have so far categorically refused to give the people concerned legal residence and thus access to work and future prospects.
The struggle of Sierra Leonean refugees against deportation and for the right to stay therefore needs strong solidarity.
Last but not least, as Alarme Phone Sahara, we would like to remind you that there are also many refugees from Sierra Leone among those who are travelling in life-threatening conditions on the Sahel-Sahara routes, who are stuck in precarious conditions in places like Agadez in Niger, and who have often been deported from Algeria to Niger under brutal conditions.
A delegation of Alarme Phone Sahara visited the Sierra Leonean refugees in Munich on 26th of June at their protest camp and we want to express our solidarity with their struggle.
Sierra Leone Refugees
Bavarian Refugee Coucil (Bayerischer Flüchtlingsrat)
STATEMENT BY THE NETWORK AFRIQUE-EUROPE INTERACT - SECTION SOKODÉ, TOGO
Article by Mauro Armanino
Illustrations: Dan Yayé M
On 7th of October 2021, refugees and migrants in Libya published an urgent letter to the African Union. After the latest wave of brutal raids against migrants and refugees in Tripoli. people started a protest in front of the Tripoli UNHCR office. According to refugees in Libya, 6 persons were murdered by detention guards.
An anasysis by ASGI, Italian partner organisation of Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) - with an interview with APS.
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No to deportations from Algeria to Niger!
No to the criminalization of migration and the closure of borders and migration routes in Niger!
No to deportations from Algeria to Niger and Mali! Stop the persecution and violence against migrants!
On 2nd of January 2021, at least 100 people were killed in the commune of Mangaizé in the Tillabéry region of Niger - a sad climax of armed violence against the civilian population, which is now increasingly threatening life in several regions of Niger, after Mali and Burkina Faso.
On 6th of February 2021, CommemorActions for the 15 people murdered on 6th of February 2014 in Tarajal by the Spanish border police and for all those killed and disappeared at the borders and on migration routes took place, among others, in Agadez in Niger; Sokodé in Togo; Oujda and Saidia in Morocco; Dakar and Gandiol in Senegal; Madrid and other cities in Spain, Brussels and Liège in Belgium and Berlin and Frankfurt in Germany.