Posts Tagged ‘census’

Thinking of the Sahrawi on World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC May 8, 2015 As countries through the world celebrate World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day and honor the mission of the organization to prevent and alleviate human suffering, it is important to remember one of the largest and most protracted refugee crises in the world – that of the Sahrawi refugees, who have been living in camps in Algeria for more than 40 years. In ...

OLAF Report Still Making Waves | North Africa Post

An EU Anti-Fraud Office report on Polisario aid embezzlement continues to make waves in European policy circles: The report of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) on the diversion of the international humanitarian assistance, mainly European, to the Algeria-based Tindouf camps that was made public last January is still making waves and influencing decision-making at the international scale. On Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted unanimously a resolution urging Algeria to allow ...

Morocco Launches Census

Magharebia delves into Morocco’s 2014 census, currently underway. The results will help inform Morocco’s efforts to evaluate and improve socio-economic development in the country, with new questions on quality of housing and access to basic facilities. Preliminary results will be published later this year: Morocco’s sixth national census is under way. Conducted every ten years, the project will provide data to guide future development and public policy programs. No fewer ...

Will the US Add a MENA Category to the Census?

The US is home to tens of thousands of individuals with Moroccan roots, and an estimated 3.5 million Arab-Americans more broadly. Teresa Wiltz reports in USA Today on the political ramifications of a new effort by the Arab-American community to add a “MENA” (Middle East-North Africa) category to the US census. She writes: For many Americans, checking the right box on the U.S. Census form is a reflexive gesture, whether ...
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