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Western Sahara: Annan calls for peace talks as he recommends extension of UN mission

Morocco and the Frente Polisario should drop any preconditions and begin negotiations to try to find a lasting solution to their long-standing conflict in Western Sahara, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says, calling in a report for a six-month extension of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the disputed territory.

After 12 years, Korean medical unit departs UN mission in Western Sahara

A military medical contingent from the Republic of Korea that has been supporting the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for the past 12 years has departed, passing the baton to its counterpart from the Malaysian Armed forces.

UN Council extends peacekeeping mandate in Western Sahara through October

Calling once again upon the parties and States in the region to end the current impasse in Western Sahara, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum there (MINURSO) for six months, through October 2006.

UN mission in Western Sahara should remain for 6 more months – Annan

Citing the need for diplomatic efforts to break the impasse over Western Sahara Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for a six-month extension of the United Nations mission (MINURSO) deployed in the disputed territory which is claimed by Morocco.

Governments answer UN appeal for Sahrawi refugees affected by Algeria floods

Governments have answered an urgent appeal by the United Nations refugee agency to help fly about 150 tonnes of relief supplies to some 60,000 Sahrawi refugees left homeless by severe flooding in three camps in western Algeria, the agency said today.

Support crucial to maintain airlifts to Algerian refugees, UN agency says

The United Nations refugee agency today launched an urgent appeal for support so it can airlift 150 tons of relief items to nearly 60,000 Sahrawi refugees whose homes in Western Algeria were washed away by floods earlier this month.

Algeria: airlift to flooded Sahrawi camps begins, says UN refugee agency

Portuguese and Italian air force planes delivered some 20 tons of tents to western Algeria's Tindouf region over the weekend for the over 50,000 Sahrawi refugees in three camps whose shelters were washed away by torrential rains, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN refugee agency to begin airlift to flooded Sahrawi camps in Algeria

The United Nations refugee agency said it will begin an airlift of emergency relief supplies for more than 50,000 Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, after homes and shelters in three camps were washed away by torrential rains.

Little hope for resolution of Western Sahara situation this year: UN Envoy

The United Nations top envoy for Western Sahara today implied he did not foresee any breakthroughs during the current year in the political impasse between the Moroccan Government and the Frente POLISARIO independence movement over the territory’s status.

Security Council extends peacekeeping mandate in Western Sahara until next April

Calling for more contributions to help re-unite families separated during the conflict in Western Sahara, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) there until next April.