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Algeria + 1 other
Sahara occidental / Algérie : Les réfugiés sont confrontés à des restrictions de leurs droits

HRW publie un rapport détaillé sur la situation dans les camps sahraouis gérés par le Front Polisario près de Tindouf

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Algeria + 1 other
Off the Radar: Human Rights in the Tindouf Refugee Camps

Summary

For four decades tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees have lived in remote refugee camps in the Sahara desert near the Algerian town of Tindouf. With the assent of Algerian authorities, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario) administers the camps.

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Western Sahara + 2 others
La Quatrième Commission adopte 11 projets de texte relatifs aux territoires non autonomes et à la décolonisation

CPSD/559

Soixante-neuvième session,
7e séance – matin
Assemblée générale
Couverture des réunions

Le Maroc et l’Algérie précisent leur position respective sur le Sahara occidental

La Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation, a achevé, ce matin, son débat sur les questions de décolonisation avec les interventions des représentants de l’Algérie, du Maroc et du Chili, avant d’adopter 11 projets de résolution relatifs à ces questions.

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Western Sahara + 2 others
Quatrième Commission : le Front Polisario voit une nouvelle occasion de sortir la question du Sahara occidental de l’impasse alors que le Maroc réitère sa proposition d’autonomie

CPSD/557

Soixante-neuvième session,
5e séance – après-mid

Après avoir fait l’objet de plusieurs accusations, dont le détournement de l’aide internationale, le Front Polisario, par la voix de son représentant, a choisi de saluer « une nouvelle occasion de sortir de l’impasse », alors que le Maroc, soutenu par plusieurs délégations, a réitéré sa proposition d’autonomie. La Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation terminait aujourd’hui l’audition des pétitionnaires sur la question du Sahara occidental.

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Western Sahara + 1 other
Quatrième Commission : l’Afrique divisée sur la question du Sahara occidental

CPSD/558

Soixante neuvième session
6e séance – matin
Assemblée générale
Couverture des réunions

« Le problème est que le Maroc essaye d’imposer une proposition d’autonomie qui nie le droit à l’autodétermination des Sahraouis et ne leur offre pas la possibilité de choisir leur destinée par référendum » a déclaré, ce matin, le représentant de l’Afrique du Sud devant la Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation, qui poursuivait son débat sur les questions de décolonisation.

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Western Sahara + 2 others
Decades-long Dispute over Western Sahara Draws Appeals from Petitioners in Fourth Committee, with Some Saying Impasse No Excuse for Inaction

GA/SPD/556

Sixty-ninth session
4th Meeting (PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

In a meeting session dominated bypulsating with harsh words and displays of raw emotion, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard petitioners on behalf of Western Sahara emphasize the urgency of international action ton settlepromoting the territory’s long-running quest for self-determination and also also as an imperative to bbolster regional and global security..

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Algeria + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Algeria 16-September-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below-average cereal harvest in 2014 due to drought in parts

  • Wheat imports expected to slightly decrease in 2014/15 owing to good harvests in previous years

  • Annualized food inflation increases in June

  • Continued humanitarian assistance needed for Western Saharan refugees in Algeria

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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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

Report
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

Report
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)

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

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

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

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

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

Report
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.