Helping the Sahrawi people living in the Refugee Camps near Tindouf and those in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara be heard in Canada.
For more than 40 years, some of the Sahrawi people have been living in exile near Tindouf/Algeria in refugee camps in harsh conditions. At the same time the remaining family members in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara continue to suffer worst human rights violations under Moroccan occupation.
Sand storms are a common accurence in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps near Tindouf/Algeria. This is in addition to hot climate conditions where temperature reaches 48 degrees celsius in the summer.(Photo: Nieves Abancéns)
Life in the Refugee Camps
Sporadic rain causes floods and destroy mud houses built by the refugees. Latest flood affected over 25,000 people, according to UNHCR’s figures. (Photo: MEE/Massinissa Benlakehal)
Water is a scarce resource in the Refugee Camps and there is no running water. A view of Dakhla Refugee Camp. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.
Sahrawi children play by the February 27 Refugee Camp. There are no playground for kids in the Refugee Camps. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Life in the Occupied Territories
Nonviolent resistance demonstrated by means of weekly manifestations to call for self-determination. This movement is constantly cracked down on by Moroccan police. (Photo: 3 Stolen Cameras Movie - Directed and produced by RåFILM and Equipe Media)
Moroccan Police attacking peaceful demonstrators in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara .The Moroccan police uses violence, arrests, imprisonment and torture to crack down on peaceful Sahrawis.
Western Saharan women confront riot police in Laayoune, the capital of the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara. (AP Photos/Paul Schemm)