western sahara

UN “hopeful” political process can still move ahead in Western Sahara

The UN remains “hopeful” the political process can still move ahead in Western Sahara, nearly 25 years after the peacekeeping mission was authorized there.

Western Sahara was administered by Spain until 1976, but then claimed by neighbouring countries; Morocco and Mauritania.

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Algeria: UN agency delivers aid to flood-hit refugees in Tindouf

After heavy rains in southwestern Algeria last week resulted in devastating floods, the United Nations refugee agency has airlifted emergency aid to 11,000 families living in five camps in the region.

Security Council extends UN Western Sahara mission through April 2016

The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire in Western Sahara, known by the acronym MINURSO.