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16 Dec 2011 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 06 December — 12 December 2011, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org

14 Feb 2011 description
  1. CONTEXT

    Since 1975, tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees have been hosted by Algeria in four camps in the south-western region of Tindouf (El Aaiun, Awserd, Smara and Dakhla).

    The presence of the refugees is the result of the conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front over the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara following Spain'swithdrawal in 1975.

    In 1991, Morocco and the Polisario Front agreed to a United Nations Security Council conflict settlement plan, which proposed a cease-fire and set up the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara …