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Algeria + 1 other
How can we bring fresh food to Sahrawi refugees in the heart of the desert?

Providing fresh and nutritious food to the Sahwari refugee community, in the heart of the Sahara desert, is a great logistical challenge. Our humanitarian partners at Oxfam describe the creative solution they found for ensuring the Sahrawi's are not only well-fed, but also take ownership and responsibility of their situation.

In the southwest of Algeria, nearly 2000km from the capital Algiers, the Sahara desert is home to the Sahrawi refugees. Mark a tragic 40th anniversary, the Sahrwai are victims of one the world's oldest and most forgotten crises.

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Algeria + 1 other
Un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire pour les réfugiés sahraouis

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Oxfam

Oxfam est active dans les camps de réfugiés depuis 1975. Notre programme humanitaire, mis en œuvre avec des partenaires locaux et financé par l’Union européenne, met l’accent sur la sécurité alimentaire. Un nouveau projet a vu le jour en juin 2014 : un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire.

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World + 14 others
UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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World + 17 others
Annual Report 2013: Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Geneva Call

The recent War Report describes 27 on-going non-international armed conflicts in 24 States or territories, all involving armed non-State actors (ANSAs), most of them unequivocally subject to International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Violations of international humanitarian norms are widespread in all of these conflicts, with civilians consistently suffering the most. Many IHL violations – though not all – are committed by ANSAs.

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Nigeria + 26 others
West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis (April 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nigeria + 20 others
West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis weighted by fatalities (April 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nigeria + 27 others
West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis (Mar 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis (Feb 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis (Jan 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Western Sahara + 1 other
Torture in Morocco and Western Sahara: In Summary: Stop Torture Country Briefing

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Amnesty

The rule of King Hassan II from 1956 to 1999 was characterized by repression of political dissent, the enforced disappearance of hundreds of individuals, arbitrary detention of thousands of others, and the systemic use of torture and other ill-treatment.

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A spirit of compromise in order to achieve a political solution to the Western Sahara conflict

Underlining the need to continue negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations with a view to achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the Western Sahara conflict, the Committee on Political Affairs called on all parties to show realism and a spirit of compromise in order to move forward the negotiations.

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Secretary-General Appoints Kim Bolduc of Canada Special Representative, Head of United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Kim Bolduc of Canada as his Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

The new Special Representative succeeds Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber of Germany, who will complete his assignment on 31 July, and to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his strong leadership and dedicated service during his tenure.

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Western Sahara + 1 other
Security Council extends mandate of United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara, unanimously adopting resolution 2152 (2014)

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Security Council
7162nd Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2015.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2152 (2014), the Council reaffirmed the need to accord full respect to military agreements reached with MINURSO with regard to the ceasefire, and called upon all parties to adhere fully to them.

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L’Union africaine lance un appel en faveur d'efforts renouvelés pour le règlement du conflit du Sahara occidental

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African Union

Addis Abéba, le 15 avril 2014: La Présidente de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Dr.

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Western Sahara + 3 others
Family visit flights resume in Western Sahara

Following many months of suspension, family visit flights under the UNHCR's Confidence Building Measures programme resumed yesterday. People from Dakhla city in Western Sahara Territory and from the refugee camps in near Tindouf, Algeria were brought together with a total of 192 people taking part in the visits.

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The African Union calls for renewed efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara

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African Union

Addis Ababa, 15 April 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the report issued by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara, on 10 April 2014.

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Western Sahara + 2 others
UN peacekeeping force in Western Sahara must monitor human rights

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Amnesty

The UN Security Council must expand the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara to include sustained human rights monitoring, said Amnesty International, amid clampdowns on peaceful protests and reports of activists tortured in custody during the past year.

In a report to the Security Council yesterday UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for independent, impartial and sustained human rights monitoring in the territory and Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria.