Algeria expels a new wave of sub-Saharan migrants to Niger.
Massive expulsions of sub-Saharan migrants from Algeria to Niger are currently taking place," announces "Alarme Phone Sahara," a Sahel-Saharan platform created to rescue stranded exiles in the desert.
Mass expulsions from #Algeria to #Niger! 😡 According to our sources there were two arrivals in the last days with 1.277 prs concerned!!!— Alarmephone Sahara (@AlarmephoneS) March 30, 2023
Specifically, on 24/03, it was a spectacular arrival at 8pm, so a pushback in an unofficial convoy at #PointZero. This created more dangerous pic.twitter.com/UN4IYibRhp
"There have been two arrivals in recent days with 1,277 people!!! On March 24, 2023, there was a spectacular arrival at 8:00 pm," the same source reports, noting that the migrants, including women and children, were left to fend for themselves at night to reach the small town of "Assamaka," located in the desert in the northwest of Niger in the Agadez region, near the border with Algeria. According to the same source, the migrants come from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gambia, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.