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24 Jun 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Comité spécial de la décolonisation - session de 2015,
5e séance – matin

24 Jun 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

Special Committee on Decolonization,
5th Meeting (AM)

Swift action must be taken to end the “dangerous status quo” in Western Sahara and to finally grant independence to the “last African colony”, the Special Committee of 24 heard today, as it approved five draft resolutions on a range of items on its agenda.

22 Jun 2015 description

ALGER – L’Agence des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR) a commémoré la Journée Internationale en faveur des Réfugiés en offrant un iftar aux réfugiés, aux représentants du gouvernement, aux diplomates et aux partenaires. Le iftar est le repas qui est pris chaque soir par les musulmans au coucher du soleil pendant le jeûne du mois de Ramadan.

22 Jun 2015 description

ALGIERS – To mark World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) organized a Ramadan iftar (meal served at sunset) at the National Foundation Centre for the Promotion of Youth and Sport Initiatives. Refugees participated, alongside government representatives, diplomats and partners in order to demonstrate that they are ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstances. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s fund (UNICEF) also attended the event, at which UNHCR urged the international community to respond to recent funding cuts.

19 Jun 2015 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Nota de Prensa 37/15 19/06/15

  • La crisis de refugiados generada por la tensión preelectoral en Burundi ha llevado a Cruz Roja Española a desplegar su Unidad de Respuesta a Emergencias de Salud en el campo de refugiados tanzano de Nyarugusu.

  • Otros conflictos o crisis que están generando un alto número de refugiados son la guerra de Siria, de Irak, el conflicto de Mali o la tensión en Sudán del Sur.

18 Jun 2015 description

ALGIERS – A shipment of 252 MT of dates, part of the yearly donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) was cleared at the customs of the Port of Oran in the frame of WFP’s humanitarian assistance in Algeria.

04 Jun 2015 description
report Geneva Call

2014 was marked by an increase in the number and intensity of non-international armed conflicts in different contexts and countries. These conflicts are taking a dramatic toll on civilian populations, forcing families to leave their homes or children to enrol as fighters. More than ever, dialogue with armed non-State actors (ANSAs) is necessary for the protection of civilian populations from the effects of armed conflict.

03 Jun 2015 description
North Africa - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 13 000 000


May 2015 – Modification No. 1

01 Jun 2015 description


  • Recovery in cereal production expected compared to last year’s weather-stricken harvest

  • Wheat imports expected to slightly decrease in 2014/15 owing to good carryover stocks, especially from 2012 and 2013 good harvests

  • Annualized food inflation eases in March 2015 but remains high

  • Humanitarian assistance continued under Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) to refugees

07 May 2015 description

Aide humanitaire aux réfugiés sahraouis, la crise oubliée

L'année 2015 marque les 40 ans de cette crise oubliée. Les réfugiés sahraouis, estimés à plus de 165 000 personnes par les autorités algériennes, vivent depuis plusieurs générations dans des camps répartis autour de la ville de Tindouf, au sud-ouest de l'Algérie, et dépendent intégralement de l'aide internationale pour l'accès aux services essentiels (eau, assainissement, hygiène, alimentation/nutrition, soins de santé, soutien aux personnes vulnérables...).

01 May 2015 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 503rd meeting held on 30 April 2015, was briefed by the Commissioner for Peace and Security on the follow-up to communiqué PSC/PR/COMM/1.(CDXCVI) on the situation in Western Sahara adopted at its 496th meeting held on 27 March 2015.

30 Apr 2015 description

Dans ce numéro

■ Vues d’Addis

Le CPS a décidé d’intensifier ses efforts afin de trouver une solution au conflit au Sahara occidental.
Le président zimbabwéen et nouveau président de l’UA, Robert Mugabe, a promis d’en faire une priorité cette année.

■ À l’ordre du jour

29 Apr 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7435e séance – matin

Par la résolution 2218 (2015), adoptée à l’unanimité ce matin, le Conseil de sécurité a décidé de proroger le mandat de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’organisation d’un référendum au Sahara occidental (MINURSO) jusqu’au 30 avril 2016.

28 Apr 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7435th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Deciding to extend by one year the mandate for the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), the Security Council adopted today a resolution calling on all parties to continue to show political will to enter into a more intensive and substantive phase of negotiations to resolve the territorial dispute.

28 Apr 2015 description
report Oxfam
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Full Briefing

Forty years after the Sahrawi refugee crisis began the social pressures on the men and women who live in these camps and the problems concerning their humanitarian situation are becoming ever more unbearable. Today, their voices must be heard.

Oxfam has worked in the Sahrawi refugee camps since the 1970s. Based on this experience, the report gives tangible insights in their way of living, their aspirations and their growing frustration over what they consider the inability of the international community to uphold their rights.

23 Apr 2015 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • The Sahrawi refugees are the result of an unresolved political conflict with humanitarian consequences, which have to be addressed in line with the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality.

  • The Sahrawi refugee situation is defined as a forgotten crisis by the European Commission, meaning that it receives little funding from the international community.

16 Apr 2015 description

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has decided to scale up its efforts to find a solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara. Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe, the new chairperson of the African Union (AU), has vowed to make it a priority this year.