October 31, 2012 Leave a comment
“The people in the refugee camps are starving,” Minister of Public Health in the government of the Western Saharan government in exile, the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Mohamed Lamin Dadi, told Danish NGO Africa Contact yesterday [30. October].
Mohamed Lamin Dadi was speaking in Copenhagen, where he ended his European tour of Spain, Italy, Norway and Denmark by meeting with Danish officials, parliamentarians and NGO’s.
In fact, according to the UNHCR, the food supply in the refugee camps, where an estimated 165.000 people live, does not even cover half the basic nutritional needs of the population. And according to a recent press release from the Saharawi Red Crescent, the 2012 budget of the UNHCR in the camps “will not cover even 30% of the basic humanitarian needs of the Saharawi refugees, as evaluated by the High Commissioner, partner NGOs and local authorities.” Read more of this post