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22 August 2017

European Union Supports WFP Assistance For Sahrawi Refugees In Algeria

ALGIERS – The European Union has contributed €4.9 million (US$5.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to continue to cover the basic food needs of Sahrawi refugees residing in camps in Algeria.

9 August 2017

US Helps WFP Provide Food Assistance To Refugees From Western Sahara In Algeria

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the United States to support vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara in Algeria. WFP will use the funds to provide staple food items as part of monthly food rations for thousands of refugee families.

26 July 2017

Spain Continues Food Assistance To Western Sahara Refugees In Algeria

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution from the Government of Spain that will be used to provide crucial food assistance to vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara residing in camps in Algeria.

20 July 2017

Germany responds to food needs of Sahrawi refugee families in Algeria

ALGIERS – The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €1 million (US$1.1 million) from the Government of Germany that will enable it to continue providing life-saving food assistance to Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.

15 May 2017

WFP Forced To Reduce Food Rations For Western Sahara Refugees As Ramadan Approaches

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Algeria is appealing for urgent donor support for refugees from Western Sahara as severe lack of funding has forced the agency in May to reduce food rations by almost 20 percent.

10 November 2016

Spain’s Donation To Western Sahara Refugees Supports WFP At A Critical Time

ALGIERS/MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation from the Government of Spain to help provide the basic food needs of Western Sahara refugees living in Algeria.

2 November 2016

UN Agencies In Algeria Appeal For Continued Food Assistance To Western Saharan Refugees

 ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s fund (UNICEF) is appealing for continued donor support for refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria. The three agencies say that insufficient funding makes a cut in basic food rations imminent.

18 May 2016

The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Maintains Support To WFP Humanitarian Operation In Refugee Camps Near Tindouf

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of dates this month from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, valued at US$516,000, which arrived at the port of Oran to support WFP humanitarian food assistance to Sahrawi refugees

22 June 2015

UN Agencies In Algeria Urge Sustained Assistance For Sahrawi Refugees

ALGIERS – To mark World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) organized a Ramadan iftar (meal served at sunset) at the National Foundation Centre for the Promotion of Youth and Sport Initiatives. Refugees participated, alongside government representatives, diplomats and partners in order to demonstrate that they are ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstances.  The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s fund (UNICEF) also attended the event, at which UNHCR urged the international community to respond to recent funding cuts.

16 June 2015

WFP Allocates Part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Yearly ContributionTo Life-Saving Operations For Refugees From Western Sahara

A shipment of 252 MT of dates, part of the yearly donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) was cleared at the customs of the Port of Oran in the frame of WFP’s humanitarian assistance in Algeria.

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