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Saharawi Refugee Crisis by Martino on 6 February 2006 12:54pm
 
Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone here would be interested in assisting a mission to the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria?
There's a mission scheduled for mid May but they need to know numbers of volunteers by the end of February.

I've been blathering on to business associates and there's lots of interest ... but ... there's an urgent need for vehicles (Land Rovers/Cargo trucks) Resources (Medical Aid, Food, Clothing) & volunteers.

Here's the latest news from the camps ...

SADR/RED CRESCENT/APPEAL

The Saharawi Red Crescent calls for an "urgent" humanitarian aid for the refugees

Chahid El Hafed, 05/02/2006 (SPS)

The Saharawi Red Crescent (SRC) launched an "urgent" call addressed to all the international humanitarian organisations to bring help to thousands Saharawi children, women and old men, who are refugees in the south of Algeria, considering the UN's bodies, especially HCR and WFP, as responsible of "what may result of this critical situation".

In a press release publicised on Saturday, the Saharawi NGO denounced "the silence exercised by these two UN's bodies", drawing the attention of the international community on "the difficult situation the Saharawi refugees are facing".

In front of this situation, the Saharawi NGO launched an "urgent" appeal addressed to Governments, international organisations, NGOs and the social society through the world, "for an urgent assistance", in particular by providing basic food, especially that "the stocks of emergencies of this products will be used by this March", SRC warned.

The Saharawi NGO also indicated that it already "started using the stock of security of the basic food, since January 2006, so as to provide for the minimum of the urgent needs of 158.000 Saharawi refugees".

SRC recalled that the stocks of drugs for the Saharawi refugees provided these last years by the European Bureau for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) "are completely finished". The Saharawi organisation warned against a serious deterioration of the already precarious state of health of the Saharawi refugees.

In this respect SRC informed that the budget consecrated by ECHO to the medical assistance "represents only 25 per cent of the first degree needs of the Saharawi refugees", underlining that the European organisation "did not supply this aid though it was supposed to do that last November", the same source said.

SRC finally stressed that because "of the delays registered in the humanitarian aid, in addition to its insufficiency, more than 66% of mature women and 68% children under 15 years old suffer from anaemia, in addition to malnutrition for 7,7% of the children".

158.000 Saharawis, in particular children, women and old men depend completely on humanitarian aid they receive from international bodies, it should be recalled. (SPS)


 



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