Displaced Syrians face bleak Ramadan as economic pain follows COVID-19

Across much of the Middle East and North Africa, Holy Month celebrations are replaced by a struggle for survival amid economic shocks and rising food prices.

14 Apr 2022

Sahrawi refugees in COVID-19 lockdown hit by livestock epidemic

Refugees from Western Sahara in camps in Algeria's Tindouf province lose animals to livestock epidemic, while coronavirus restrictions wipe out other means of income.

1 Sep 2020

Exiled as a child, Sahrawi grandmother still longs for home

After leaving Western Sahara 40 years ago, Mbareka and her small family face a daily struggle to survive in an Algerian desert camp.

14 Jun 2018

UNHCR statement on Syrians stranded between Algeria & Morocco

30 May 2017

Bottled sand builds better homes for Sahrawi refugees

In the remote desert of southwest Algeria, a young Sahrawi refugee is filling discarded bottles with sand to build shelters that better withstand the harsh climate.

11 Jan 2017

Sahrawi women to get behind the wheel at new driving school

In a push to empower young women, Sahrawi sisters plan to open an all-female driving school later this year in remote Dakhla camp, Algeria.

27 Apr 2016

UNHCR airlifts emergency relief to Algeria flood victims

Two relief flights deliver aid including tents, blankets and plastic sheeting for up to 11,000 Sahrawi refugee families hit by floods

30 Oct 2015

Devastating flooding affects 25,000 Sahrawi refugees in Tindouf camps

23 Oct 2015

Family visit flights resume in Western Sahara

17 Apr 2014