Saharawi refugees: UNHCR to call on international donors July 12 in Geneva

Algiers, June 22, 2016 (SPS) - United nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Algeria intends to call on international donors on July 12, in Geneva, for support to Saharawi refugees, according to the UN representative in Algeria.

The announcement was made Monday evening on the occasion of the International Refugee Day, marked in Algiers by a fast-breaking meal at the Palace of Culture, in the presence of African refugees and humanitarian partners.

The event was also attended by the minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women's Affairs, Mounia Meslem.

"Meeting their needs in terms of humanitarian aid remains a must for the thousands of Saharawis living in deplorable humanitarian conditions," Hamdi Bukhari told APS.

"A call giving details about those needs will be launched before the meeting of July 12."

"Algeria and its government are taking care of the refugees," he stressed.

"The Algerian authorities, whom I warmly thank, ensures access to health care and schooling for children," among other assistance to Saharawi refugees.SPS