Posted by: africanpressorganization | 18 March 2009

Western Sahara / Three-day mission of donors and non-governmental organization partners to the Saharawi refugee camps

 


 

Western Sahara / Three-day mission of donors and non-governmental organization partners to the Saharawi refugee camps

 

ALGIERS, Algeria, March 18, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

Representatives of donors and non-governmental organization partners, accompanied by United Nations Refugee Agency and World Food Programme (WFP) staff, will start a three-day mission to the Saharawi refugee camps in western Algeria tomorrow.  The aim is to see first-hand the situation in the sites and to assess the overall conditions of the refugees.

 

In the last survey conducted in 2008, 61 per cent of the children and 66 per cent of pregnant women in the camps were suffering from anaemia.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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