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04 Nov 2015 description

Last month, refugee camps in Algeria in Layoun, Aussert, Smara, Boujdour, and Dahkla were hit by devastating floods after a week of torrential rain. Extensive damage has left refugees from Western Sahara, dangerously exposed. Handicap International launched an operation to assist the most vulnerable individuals.

02 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11697

Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

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

AMOUNT: EUR 16 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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

0. PURPOSE OF THE AMENDMENT

May 2015 – Modification No. 1

23 Apr 2015 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • The Sahrawi refugees are the result of an unresolved political conflict with humanitarian consequences, which have to be addressed in line with the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality.

  • The Sahrawi refugee situation is defined as a forgotten crisis by the European Commission, meaning that it receives little funding from the international community.

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

1. CONTEXT

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

1. CONTEXT

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.

11 Jun 2013 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • The Sahrawi refugee situation counts among the forgotten humanitarian crisis for which little funding is available.

  • The tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees living in 5 camps have little access to outside resources and are depending on international aid for their survival.

  • ECHO started to help meet the basic needs of the refugees in 1993. Since then it has provided around €200 million in humanitarian aid through its implementing partners.

09 Apr 2013 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • The Sahrawi refugee crisis counts among the forgotten crises for which the little funding available is coming mainly from institutional donors like ECHO.

  • The Sahrawi refugees will remain dependent on international aid as long as no political solution for their situation has been found

20 May 2012 description

Facts & figures

  • Tens of thousands of refugees live in 4 camps in the Algerian desert.

  • European Commission humanitarian aid has been continuously provided since 1993.

  • Latest funding decision, January 2012: € 10 million

A LONG-LASTING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

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 …