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30 Apr 2018 description

Esto dijo a la Agencia de Prensa IPC la presidenta de la asociación humanitaria Doctora Beituha, que apoya a mujeres saharauis afectadas por el conflicto entre Sahara Occidental y Marruecos.

“Tiene que haber una unión entre todas las mujeres, en todos los territorios de Colombia, que se coordinen entre ellas y que lleven a cabo actividades de sensibilización para que no se vuelva a la guerra”. De esa forma lo expresó Raabub Mohamed Lamin, sobreviviente de la guerra entre Sahara y Marruecos, y presidenta de la asociación humanitaria Doctora Beituha.

03 Nov 2016 description

Western Sahara settlement elusive 25 years after ceasefire as younger generation demands solution to dispute

  • Western Sahara settlement elusive 25 years after ceasefire

  • Younger generation demands solution to dispute

  • Earth wall divides territory controlled by Morocco, Polisario

  • Rival forces only 200 metres apart at one point

  • U.N. peacekeepers keep troops apart but diplomats struggle

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.

04 Apr 2013 description
report The Guardian

Located in the sweltering desert of south-west Algeria, the refugee camps of the Saharwi are home to more than 200,000 people, displaced from Western Sahara in 1979 when Morocco annexed the disputed territory in a conflict the world has long since forgotten. A new generation is growing up in the camps – eager to return to their homeland by whatever means, and frustrated by the Polisaro movement's slow dealings with Morocco and the UN.

28 Jun 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Karlos Zurutuza

TINDOUF, Algeria, Jun 27 2012 (IPS) - “We’ve been building a lot of new walls lately,” says Polisario Front commander Ahmed Salem as he drives his 4 X 4 across Tindouf in Western Algeria. But the newly introduced security measures may not be enough to ensure the survival of the Western Sahrawis.

20 Jun 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

BIR LEHLU, Sahara Liberated Territories, Jun 20 2012 (IPS) - The road vanishes under the sand just after the border crossing at Tindouf, western Algeria. Another 20 kilometres into the desert, a billboard welcomes us into the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

From a house surrounded by shell cases, a man in camouflage checks our passports without stamping them.

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) may be recognised by 82 countries but the United Nations still considers it a “territory under an unfinished process of decolonisation.”

23 Apr 2012 description

23 Apr 2012 05:00

  • U.N. council to vote on draft resolution on Tuesday

  • U.N. accused of softening criticism of Morocco in report

By Louis Charbonneau

UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council has reached a deal on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the disputed territory of Western Sahara this week, envoys said, but the Polisario Front independence movement and South Africa are disappointed.

28 Oct 2011 description

« Plus qu’un centre administratif, Rabuni est un «bidonville» administratif, facilement accessible du désert. Les ravisseurs des trois coopérants espagnols et italiens enlevés la semaine dernière n’ont eu aucun problème à éviter deux postes de contrôle placés sur le seul accès routier.

02 Oct 2011 description

01 Oct 2011 12:32 Source: Reuters // Reuters

By Souhail Karam

DAKHLA, Western Sahara, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Moroccan security forces deployed in the city of Dakhla in the disputed territory of Western Sahara this week after an outburst of violence that pitted members of the indigenous Sahrawi population against their Moroccan neighbours.

Moroccan officials said 7 people were killed after rival groups of supporters clashed following a soccer match last Sunday, and local criminals then joined in the violence.

21 Jun 2011 description
report Think Africa Press

African refugees do not need more pledges, but for governments to act on those already made.

BY ALLEHONE MULUGETA ABEBE

19 Apr 2011 description

Laayoune - Twelve Sahrawi families benefited, on Friday, from a new family visit flights led by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Under this programme, members of Sahrawi families living in the Moroccan southern provinces visit their relatives in the Tindouf camps in south-western Algeria, and vice-versa.

29 Mar 2011 description

Laayoune - Eleven Sahrawi families benefited, on Friday, from a new family visit flights led by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Under this programme, family members living in the Moroccan southern provinces visit their relatives in the Tindouf camps in south-western Algeria, and vice-versa.

The new visit exchange, the eleventh in 2011, benefited 62 people from 11 families.

11 Feb 2011 description

Laayoune - The UNHRC-facilitated family visits exchange operation between the Tindouf camps (Algeria's south) and Morocco's southern provinces, continued, on Friday, as the fifth trip in 2011 was organized from and to the provinces of Oued Eddahab and Aousserd.

The new exchange included 48 beneficiaries, including 15 children and 21 women, belonging to thirteen families, said a statement of the Moroccan coordination office with MINURSO.

Eighteen people belonging to five families from the province of Oued Eddahab embarked Friday morning aboard a UN aircraft at the airport of …

06 Jan 2011 description

Laayoune - The family visits exchange operation between Morocco's southern provinces and the Tindouf camps (Algeria's south-west) will be resume on Friday after a nearly ten-month suspension.

A statement of the MINURSO liaison office said that this operation, which is carried out under the auspices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), will benefit 63 people, including 11 children and 25 women belonging to 11 families and take place between Laayoune (Morocco's south) and the so-called "Essmara" camp in Tindouf.

The statement called on the …

02 Dec 2010 description

Le démantèlement du camp de protestation Gdaim Izik par les forces marocaines, le 8 novembre dernier, a constitué "un point de non retour, tout doit changer maintenant", a déclaré le représentant du Front Polisario Ould Salek, devant le Parlement européen, qui a également entendu le ministre marocain des Affaires étrangères, Taïb Fassi-Fihri.

29 Nov 2010 description

Plus d'un million de Marocains auraient manifesté dimanche à Casablanca, selon les chiffres communiqués par le gouvernement, pour protester contre la Résolution du parlement européen relative à l'ouverture d'une enquête sur les violences commises début novembre à Laâyoune dans le cadre de l'irruption des militaires marocains dans un camp de réfugiés sahraouis. Pour la presse gouvernementale, près de 3 millions de manifestants auraient revendiqué la "marocanité" du Sahara Occidental en brandissant le portrait du roi du Maroc.

18 Nov 2010 description

After the expulsion of almost all foreign activists and access barred to journalists, it is increasingly difficult to obtain any news from the Western Sahara, around ten days from the Moroccan army raid on a Saharawi camp set up in a peaceful protest a few kilometres from the main city of the former Spanish colony El Ayoun. Based on reports from sources close to the Saharawi, also last night dozens of people were arrested in police operations and loaded onto buses that headed north, into Moroccan territory.

18 Nov 2010 description

Avec l'expulsion de presque tous les militants étrangers et l'éloignement forcé des journalistes, il devient de plus en plus difficile d'obtenir des informations en provenance du Sahara Occidental, une dizaine de jours après l'irruption militaire du Maroc dans un camp sahraoui installé à quelques kilomètres de Laâyoune. Selon des sources proches du peuple sahraoui, plusieurs autres personnes ont été arrêtées mercredi tandis que des dizaines de prisonniers auraient été emmenés en autocars plus au nord, en territoire marocain.

16 Nov 2010 description
report Voice of America

16 November 2010, Margaret Besheer | United Nations

The U.N. Security Council has deplored last week's deadly clashes in Western Sahara, but has not said it will agree to a request from the pro-independence Polisario Front for a U.N. investigation into the violence.

The 15-member Security Council had private briefings Tuesday from the U.N.'s department on peacekeeping and the Secretary-General's personal envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross.