Project in Western Sahara

Ever since 1975, over 100,000 Sahrawi refugees have been living in camps around the southern Algerian town of Tindouf. They fled from Western Sahara when it was occupied by Morocco and are waiting for a permanent political solution to the problem of Western Sahara.

Solidarity with young people in the forgotten conflict

The Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert have been there for more than 40 years. The living conditions in the desert area are inhospitable, and the future of the Sahrawi people is still uncertain. In particular, the young people in the refugee camps lack prospects. Our partner organisation UJSARIO organises recreational courses, promotes open youth work and strengthens the cultural identity of the Sahrawi adolescents.

Basic information

Vereinfachte Landkarte der Westsahara

about the refugee camps in the Algerian desert
Population: 165 000 (0,2% of Switzerland)
Share of population from 0 to 24 years: 43,3% (Switzerland: 26,5%)
Key project area: Education and income

Project-coordinator

Annette Mokler
Programmcoordination Brazil, Western Sahara and Peru
061 335 91 53 | Annette.Mokler(a)terredeshommes.ch
Annette MoklerProgrammcoordination Brazil, Western Sahara and Peru

061 335 91 53 | Annette.Mokler(a)terredeshommes.ch