Food aid caravan sets off to Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf

Algiers, August 09, 2018 (SPS) - A caravan of food aid set off Wednesday from Algiers to the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf (around 2000-km southwest of Algiers), under the supervision of the Algerian Red Crescent (CRA) in presence of representatives of the Sahrawi Red Crescent and Sahrawi officials.

The caravan, made up of more than 10 trucks loaded with 125 tonnes of sugar and 63 tonnes of rice, shows Algerian people's solidarity with Sahrawi people, said the president of CRA, Saida Benhabyles.

"We appeal to international humanitarian organizations and to international public opinion in order to draw their attention on the serious consequences of the decision of reducing aid for Sahrawi refugees as it would endanger lives of those refugees," she stressed.

"Algerian Red Crescent has always showed solidarity with Sahrawis," added Benhabyles.SPS