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The African Union Commission donates 200.000 US$ to assist Saharawi refugees

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, donated Today 200.000 US$ to assist the Saharawi refugees victims these days of serious torrential rain and floods.

Here is the complete text of the Press Release:

Press Release

AU Commission donates USD 200,000 to Sahrawi Republic Floods Victims

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 25 October 2015: The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has announced a USD 200,000 donation to alleviate the plight of flood victims in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Sahrawi Republic). The AU Commission Chairperson made the announcement following reports that over 10-days of torrential rains brought heavy floods that destroyed several public buildings, community centres, and homes of refugees in all the Wilayas of the camps.

Sending her good wishes to the people of Sahrawi Republic, while announcing the donation, Dr. Dlamini Zuma said that the amount will go towards providing urgent humanitarian assistance, particularly tents, food and medicine, given the potentially devastating impact of water-borne diseases resulting from water contamination.

For over 40 years, the Sahrawi refugees have lived in make-shift houses and tents while in exile owing to the illegal occupation of their country, Sahrawi Republic by Morocco. Decisions of the AU Assembly have consistently condemned this illegal occupation, calling for the right to self-determination of the people of Sahrawi Republic


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