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25 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Taboo Appears Over, but Proof Will be Change in Practice

(Rabat) – Moroccan authorities have for the first time allowed a Sahrawi human rights organization fiercely critical of the government to legally register. This advance for freedom of association in Morocco came 10 years after the Western Sahara group applied and nine years after a court ruled that the government had unlawfully impeded the group from registering.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Un tabou est levé, mais la preuve du changement viendra des pratiques

25 Aug 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Karlos Zurutuza

LAAYOUNE, Occupied Western Sahara, Aug 23 2015 (IPS) - Ahmed Ettanji is looking for a flat in downtown Laayoune, a city 1,100 km south of Rabat. He only wants it for one day but it must have a rooftop terrace overlooking the square that will host the next pro-Sahrawi demonstration.

11 Aug 2015 description
North Africa - version 3
Technical annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 16 000 000


July 2015 – Modification No. 2

06 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP currently represents the only regular and reliable source of food for refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria. These refugees are located in five camps near the town of Tindouf, some 2,000 km southwest of Algiers. This is an isolated and economically vulnerable desert area of south-western Algeria, where the climate and living conditions are harsh and opportunities for self-reliance extremely limited. Affected refugees, therefore, rely almost entirely on protracted humanitarian aid from the international community.

23 Jul 2015 description

ALGER – Une cargaison de 252 tonnes de dattes faisant partie de la donation annuelle de dattes par le Royaume d’Arabie saoudite au Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a été dédouanée au port d’Oran dans le cadre de l’assistance humanitaire du PAM en Algérie.

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.