Humanitarian Assistance and International Protection for Sahrawi Refugees in Tindouf, Algeria
UNHCR's role in southern Algeria is to provide international protection and multi-sectoral
care and maintenance assistance for some 125,000 Sahrawis living in refugee camps in
Tindouf. In this context, it is the overall objective of this project to improve the living conditions of
Sahrawi refugees through activities in the Health and Shelter sectors.
With the donation of the Austrian Development Cooperation, UNHCR intends to support health and nutrition activities in all four camps (Awserd, Dakhla L'aayoune and Smara) and to provide some 150 tents for the most needy refugee families residing there who urgently need to upgrade or replace their tents. The health and nutrition activities comprise support to a nursing school, support of the Supplementary Feeding Programme and Support to the Sahrawi MoH in the camps.
The Austrian contribution contributes to the UNHCR's annual program in the Tindouf camps.