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23 May 2018 description

Porte-parole du Haut-Commissaire aux droits de l’homme des Nations Unies : Ravina Shamdasani Lieu : Genève Date : 22 mai 2018

Nous demandons au gouvernement algérien de cesser les expulsions collectives de migrants particulièrement en provenance de pays d’Afrique subsaharienne. Alors que les chiffres exacts sont difficiles à obtenir, le nombre de migrants expulsés est estimé à plusieurs milliers.

22 May 2018 description

Depuis le début de l’année 2018, une campagne généralisée d’arrestations arbitraires, suivies d’expulsions collectives et massives, a frappé l’ensemble des migrant-e-s originaires de l’Afrique subsaharienne, se trouvant sur le territoire national. Les migrant-e-s de diverses nationalités africaines (des Guinéens, Burkinabès, Béninois, Maliens, Ivoiriens, Sénégalais, Nigérians, Libériens, Camerounais ou Sierra-Léonais) sont refoulé-e-s aux frontières, sans aucune décision de justice et au risque de leurs vies.

22 May 2018 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 22 May 2018 Subject: (1) Algeria and (2) Libya

(1) Algeria

We call on the Government of Algeria to cease the collective expulsions of migrants, particularly from sub-Saharan African countries. While exact figures are difficult to obtain, the number of people expelled is believed to run into many thousands.

16 May 2018 description
report European Union

14/05/2018 12:04 Press release 253/18

L'Union européenne et l'Algérie sont liées par un partenariat de longue date, dense et divers, qui a pour vocation d'œuvrer à la prospérité, au bien-être et à la sécurité de leurs peuples. Les deux parties renouvèlent leur attachement à la mise en œuvre des Priorités communes de partenariat et des conclusions de l’évaluation conjointe de l'Accord d'Association, ainsi que leur engagement à approfondir leurs relations dans le but de réaliser un espace commun de stabilité, de démocratie et de prospérité partagée.

25 Apr 2018 description

Refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, have long been run by the Polisario movement, which seeks an independent state in Western Sahara, also claimed by Morocco. But a new generation of Sahrawi refugees is growing fractious as aid dwindles and diplomatic efforts fail to deliver a settlement.

Hannah Armstrong

05 Apr 2018 description
report Tufts University

Between 2004 and 2014, UNHCR’s Confidence Building Measures (CBM) program helped more than 20,000 refugees in the Tindouf desert camps of Algeria to visit their families in Western Sahara, from whom they’d been separated since the conflict in Western Sahara began (late 1970s). The CBM program was brought to a halt by politics, but the report suggests that the time is right for this ‘humanitarian bridge’ to be re-opened.

This report gives a human perspective of the experiences and personal impact that CBM’s family visit flights program had on Sahrawi refugees and their families.

04 Apr 2018 description

Desert Locust situation remains calm

Unusually dry and unfavourable breeding conditions prevailed and locust populations did not increase this year during the winter as a result of poor rainfall for four consecutive months. Consequently, current locust numbers are very low in all areas and this is expected to continue during the spring and summer unless good rains fall.

30 Mar 2018 description

Algeria has been deporting hundreds of African migrants at a time, in an ongoing crackdown on illegal migration. Algeria, along with other North African countries, refused to sign the protocol on the freedom of movement of people and right of residence attached to the African Union’s African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.

28 Feb 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Des migrants subsahariens disent avoir été battus pendant les rafles

(Tunis) – Les autorités algériennes ont procédé à des rafles de centaines de personnes d’Afrique subsaharienne depuis janvier 2018 – dont des femmes et des enfants – et expulsé beaucoup d’elles vers le Niger, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Les autorités privent les personnes arrêtées de leur droit de contester leur détention et leur possible expulsion, ont déclaré certaines d’entre elles à Human Rights Watch.

27 Feb 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Allegations of Beatings in Round-Ups of Sub-Saharan Migrants

(Tunis) – Algerian authorities have rounded up hundreds of sub-Saharan Africans since January 2018, including women and children, expelling many of them to Niger, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have deprived those arrested of their right to challenge their detention and possible deportation, people who were arrested told Human Rights Watch.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP and UNHCR organized advocacy events “Together Against Violence” for youth and women as part of the 16 days of activism.

• No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018.

• Starting January 2018, there will be no specialized nutritious foods (SNF) will be available for the treatment and prevention of moderate acute malnutrition and anaemia in children, and pregnant and nursing women.

• High Energy Biscuits are in short supply due to funding shortfalls

Operational Updates

28 Nov 2017 description

Andres Abarca, Ricardo Monteiro University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) of Pavia - Piazza della Vittoria n.15, 27100 Pavia (Italy)

BACKGROUND

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • Thanks to generous donor contributions, WFP Algeria foresees the distribution of complete rations until the end of the year.

  • No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018. To avoid funding constraints hindering life-saving assistance, as in early 2017,
    WFP Algeria must secure USD 5 million to ensure operational viability for the first three months of 2018.

05 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below-average cereal production gathered in 2017

  • Wheat imports about same as last year

  • Annualized food inflation increased in August 2017

Below-average cereal production gathered in 2017

Land preparation for sowing of the 2018 grain crop is currently underway under favourable weather conditions. Although in some parts sowings start in October, the bulk of the winter wheat and barley is sown in November.

30 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Apparent Racial Profiling, Summary Expulsion of Sub-Saharan Africans

(Beirut) – Algerian authorities have been rounding up sub-Saharan Africans in and around Algiers and have deported more than 3,000 to Niger since August 25, 2017, without giving them an opportunity to challenge their expulsion, Human Rights Watch said today. Those expelled include migrants who have lived and worked for years in Algeria, pregnant women, families with newborn babies, and about 25 unaccompanied children.

30 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les autorités semblent recourir au profilage racial et procéder à des expulsions sommaires d’Africains subsahariens

24 Oct 2017 description

The Algerian authorities have launched a discriminatory crackdown against foreign nationals, rounding up and forcibly expelling more than 2,000 sub-Saharan African migrants from a range of countries to neighbouring Niger and Mali over the past three weeks, said Amnesty International. Those expelled include more than 300 minors, among them at least 25 unaccompanied children.

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Thanks to generous donor contributions, WFP Algeria foresees the distribution of complete rations until year-end.

  • No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018. To avoid funding constraints hindering life-saving assistance, as in early 2017, WFP Algeria must secure additional funding in the coming months (USD 5 million for the first three months of 2018).