Information on deaths has not been confirmed from official Malian sources. The reappointment concerned “persons in an irregular situation” and “was decided as a measure of last resort” following “recurrent attacks on public order committed in several regions of the country and in particular in Algiers” The Algerian Ministry.
In the capital, “the acts of vandalism and physical unacceptable and unjustified attacks against volunteers of the Algerian Red Crescent” were committed by these migrants, said the ministry.
Algiers considered that his law enforcement agencies had shown “exemplary professionalism and coolness” to “contain the consequences of the minor but unfortunate incidents that occurred during the repatriation operation”.
In addition, Algeria continues “despite the unfavorable economic situation, to make considerable efforts in terms of taking care of many migrants who, like the Algerian citizens, benefit from free access to health services and Education “.
The forced repatriation of African migrants arriving by thousands in Algeria is frequent since neighboring Libya – hitherto a privileged starting point to cross the Mediterranean illegally – is in chaos. They are generally arrested in the large Mediterranean cities of the North and then conveyed by bus to a reception center in Tamanrasset (South) before being referred to their respective countries. writing