Cantabria hosts group of Sahrawi children as part of Vacations in Peace program

Niños saharauis en el Programa Vacaciones en Paz
Sat, 06/29/2024 - 23:36

Santander, June 29, 2024 (SPS) - The Spanish region of Cantabria will host eighty Sahrawi children as part of the Vacations in Peace program, which began Saturday. Through this program, these children will spend their summer vacation in Spain, hosted by Spanish families who are in solidarity with the Sahrawi people and their just cause.

The group will arrive on Sunday, with the organization Cantabria for  Free Sahara responsible for 60 of the children, and the organization Cantabria El Auda responsible for the other 20, according to a press release.

The Vacations in Peace program is a valuable opportunity for thousands of Sahrawi children to spend their summer vacation peacefully and enjoy the company of the hosting Spanish families. The first group of 100 Sahrawi children arrived in Spain in 1979, and since then, this program has been managed, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.