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25 Jul 2017 description
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Technical annex

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2016) 8795

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

28 Feb 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Heavy rains and flooding affected south-west Algeria's normally arid Tindouf region on 23 October 2015. The heavy rains caused widespread damage to five camps sheltering 90,000 of the most vulnerable Sahrawi refugees. Approximately 35,000 people were affected.

Summary of response

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 12 000 000

17 Nov 2015 description


"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.

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

AMOUNT: EUR 16 000 000


July 2015 – Modification No. 2

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

02 Feb 2015 description

The UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) visited the five camps (Awserd, Boujdour, Dakhla, El Aaiun and Smara) where it conducted focus group discussions, interviews with key Informants , household visits and visits to the settlements’ infrastructures.

14 Nov 2014 description
North Africa version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

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

AMOUNT: EUR 10 000 000


26 Aug 2014 description

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.

22 Aug 2014 description
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.

10 Dec 2013 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000 AMOUNT: EUR 10000000


DG ECHO 's Integrated Analysis Framework for 2013-14 identified extreme humanitarian needs in the Sahrawi refugee camps. The vulnerability of the population affected by the crisis is assessed to be very high. The Sahrawi crisis scored 11, the most severe level, in the Forgotten Crisis Assessment index of DG ECHO in 2013.

31 Oct 2013 description

The advent of mobile technology is already transforming service delivery within the international development sector. In healthcare, for example, community healthcare workers are able to track patients, share case data, and upload information to their supervisors straight from the most basic mobile phones. Agricultural development initiatives are also beginning to employ mobile solutions, utilizing phone-based tools to increase smallholder farmers’ access to market information and growing advice.

11 Jun 2013 description


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

27 Apr 2012 description

GENEVA, April 25 (UNHCR) – Since 2004, the UN refugee agency has been running a programme of Confidence Building Measures (CBM) aimed at establishing direct contact between separated families from the Western Sahara and at helping them reconnect. At the heart of the CBM programme are weekly flights that briefly reunite Sahrawi refugees living in windswept, arid isolated camps in western Algeria's Tindouf region and their relatives in the Western Sahara Territory.

11 Apr 2012 description

GENÈVE, 11 avril (HCR) – Le HCR a débuté mercredi les rotations aériennes avec un premier vol dans le cadre de son programme élargi pour les visites des familles sahraouies séparées de longue date dans les camps de Tindouf en Algérie et dans le Territoire du Sahara occidental.

Un Boeing 737 a transporté 150 personnes depuis le Territoire du Sahara occidental vers les camps en Algérie et il est revenu en transportant 137 réfugiés sahraouis depuis les camps de Tindouf pour qu'ils puissent retrouver leurs proches dans le Territoire du Sahara occidental.

11 Apr 2012 description

GENEVA - UNHCR on Wednesday launched the first flight in an expanded programme of visits for long-separated Sahrawi families in the Tindouf camps of Algeria and in Western Sahara Territory.

A Boeing 737 aircraft transported 150 visiting relatives from Western Sahara Territory to the camps in Algeria , and returned carrying 137 Sahrawi refugees from the Tindouf camps back to Western Sahara Territory.

06 Mar 2012 description

Inside this issue:

Ladsous and Malcorra highlight the current challenges of peacekeeping

MINURSO maintains its logistical support for the humanitarian family exchange program .

MINURSO military component held three conferences during February.

MINURSO Greening activities