Monday, January 15, 2007

Sidi Mohamed Dadach visiting his family in the Saharawi refugees camps

olof plame school

the School of Olof Plame in Aaiun is in the process of nenovation

Avoid famine in the Saharawi refugees camps

Urgent appeal for an immediate aid to the Saharawi refugees

Chahid El Hafed, 09/01/2007 (SPS) The Saharawi Red Crescent (CRS) launched on Tuesday and "urgent" appeal, the third of its kind in three months, to the international community, to the donating countries, international organisations and civil societies, "for an immediate aid to the Saharawi refugees so as to avoid a famine that became imminent".

This appeal intervenes after the end of the stock of security last October 2006, while the "little assistance that arrived up to this date is not sufficient for the minimum needs of thousands innocent Saharawi women and children", who depend completely on the international assistance, stressed a communiqué of the CRS publicised the same day, of which SPS received a copy.

"During January 2007 the Saharawi refugees did not receive the minimum food to ensure them the basic needs, especially from vegetables, oil, sugar, floor and milk, unless new aid comes as soon as possible", the same source added.

The persistence of this tragedy starts to have a negative consequences on the health of thousands refugees, among whom the percentage of anaemia increased especially among children, pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers, the text regretted.

The number of cases malnutrition also increased amongst children and the famine is "imminent" if there is not a quick intervention to resolve the shortage, the CRS declared.

The Saharawi Red Crescent hailed the Algerian Government, and Governments of other donating countries such as the USA, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, as well as some Spanish autonomous regions and Italy who lately brought assistance to the Saharawi and who helped in avoiding the worst.

The CRS especially called on the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to assume his "responsibilities in the danger of death that threatens thousands of innocent Saharawi women, children and elderly". (SPS)


President Abdelaziz attends the investiture of the New President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa
Quito, 14/01/2007 (SPS) The President of the Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz, arrived on Saturday to the Capital of Ecuador to attend the ceremony of investiture of the new President, Rafael Correa, who will pronounce the oath on Monday in Quito, the Saharawi Presidency indicated in a press release.

The Head of the Saharawi State was received upon his arrival by the Deputy- Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Ecuador accompanied with members of his Government, the same source indicated.

The Republic of Ecuador maintains diplomatic relations with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (RASD), which is officially represented by an Ambassador in Quito, it should be recalled.

Mr. Rafael Correa, elected in the second tour last November the 26th with 56,8 % of the vote in the face of the richest man in the country, the conservator multimillionaire Alvaro Noboa, and is the first leftist President elected in Ecuador since 1978.

The new President, who will officially take power this January the 15th 2007 to be the 8 President of Ecuador in 10 years, announced that he will immediately attack poverty, start economical revolutions for the "dignity and sovereignty" and a "constitutional revolution".

The Saharawi Head of the State, who is chairing a delegation composed of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, and Mr. Abdati Breika, Councillor at the Presidency, had attended last Wednesday in Managua the ceremony of investiture of the new President of Nicaragua, Mr. Daniel Ortega, it should be further recalled.

representatives of Swedish political parties at a seminar in the Saharawi refugees camps

El batoul the mother of Sidi Mohamed Daddach waiting for his arrival 2006 after the last meeting in Norway 2002

The presiden of SADR meeting with Swedish Member of the European Parliament


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