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Niamey, Zinder and Agadez: Get reliable facts about migration at information sessions

If you are in Niamey, Zinder and Agadez, you can attend information sessions on migration organised by The Migrant Project – En Route.

The topics addressed include: the physical and financial risks of irregular migration, living conditions for migrants in countries such as Libya, Algeria and Morocco, migration laws in European countries, legal migration options and alternatives to migration.

Here are some testimonies from migrants who participated in the events: 

“I was expelled from Algeria three months ago and I’m pregnant. I had lost my bearings for a long time and I didn’t know what to do. Tonight, I was delighted to be able to raise my situation and I found out that there are opportunities here in Niger for young project leaders. It comforts me because I don’t think I’m going back to Cameroon,” said Falonne, a Cameroonian migrant.

“These meetings strengthen us migrants because we have no one to listen to us, no one to answer our questions. The situation we are going through can happen to anyone. Personally, I am just relieved because they listened to me tonight. I’m happy about it,” says Johnson, a young Liberian man who works as a tattoo artist in Niamey.

Janette Mbokani, a woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), fled the war in her country and headed for Morocco.

“People told us if we arrived in Arlit, Niger the smugglers can help us cross the desert to Tamanrasset. On our arrival, we got information about the dangers of the desert and the local alternatives thanks to these information sessions. So we decided not to take the risk,” Janette said.

Follow our Facebook page and consult our migration experts to learn more about our upcoming events. 

Call or WhatsApp from Monday to Friday (8am – 6pm) on:

+227 88347798 (English, French, Arabic, Haoussa and Zarma)

+227 88347930 or +227 81248478 (French, Haoussa and Tamasheq)

TMP – 13/02/2020

Photo credit: Ibrahima Diallo ALM-NIGER

Photo caption: Des migrants intéressés par les informations fournies par les agents de terrain du Projet Migrant en route