Italy grants 1 million Euros as aid to Sahrawi refugees

Algiers, March 15, 2018 (SPS)   - The Italian Foreign Ministry has approved the granting of one million euro humanitarian aid to the UN World Food Programme (PAM) and the UN Funds for Children (UNICEF), said Italian embassy to Algiers, adding that the aid will be destined to support the emergency actions, in terms of nutrition, health and education for the Sahrawi refugees.

 The aid is composed of two contributions, namely €0.5 million for the WFP and €0.5 million for the Unicef, said the same source.

The Italian contribution to WFP will be served to support the activities, planned as part of the project "support to refugees from Western Sahara."

Through this aid, food ratios will be purchased by the WFP (high energy biscuits, sugar and vegetable oil) for the preparation of lunches for 40,500 children.

The activities will be executed in close collaboration with the avec les Sahrawi authorities, the UNHCR (UN High Commission for Refugees), the Algerian Red Crescent (CRA) and the Sahrawi Red Crescent (CRS), as well as international NGOs operating in the sector.SPS