Posts Tagged ‘CBMs’

Another Year Has Gone By and Still No Durable Solutions: It is Time to Open the Camps — Caitlin Dearing Scott

  . * Tens of thousands of Sahrawis have been separated from their families for almost 40 years, trapped in horrible conditions in refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria.  The most straightforward solution – a commitment to ensure that the Polisario gives refugees their legitimate right to freedom of movement, so they can come and go as they please. In other words, open up the camps and let the refugees go ...

Sahrawi Refugees: More Indifference & Neglect – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley, MACP August 2, 2013 Washington, DC A few weeks ago the United Nations High Commission for Refugees convened in Geneva another meeting of the parties to the Western Sahara dispute to discuss confidence building measures.  These CBMs, as they are known, have become the fig leaf behind which UNHCR, the Security Council and the international community more generally have tried to hide their persistent indifference to the ...

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