The Balearics welcome Sahrawi children from the Tindouf refugee camps

The Balearic Islands will welcome Sahrawi children from the Tindouf refugee camps. Image: Government of the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands have spent many years carrying out projects for the Sahrawi people, who have suffered from a humanitarian crisis since the 1970s.

The government of the Balearic Islands has authorized the Department of Social Affairs and Sports to grant a grant of €200,000 to the Association of Friends of the Sahrawi People. The grant will go towards a project to improve the living conditions of Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, which will benefit 15,000 people.

This year is also the 35th anniversary of the “Vacances en Pau” program, in which 50 families from the Balearic Islands will welcome children from the Sahrawi refugee camps to spend two summer months there.

The Sahrawi population concentrated in the refugee camps in the Tindouf region since 1975 continues to suffer a devastating humanitarian crisis and only manages to survive thanks to external donations. Cooperation with Tindouf and the Saharawi people is considered a priority by the government of the Balearic Islands.

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