The Discussions focused on the humanitarian situation of the Sahrawi refugees, especially the last survey conducted in 2008 by Medecins du Monde (MDM) and WFP in coordination with UNHCR concluded that there was malnutrition in the Saharawi Refugee Camps, with 61 percent of the children and 66 percent of pregnant women suffering from anaemia (iron deficiency). The assessment also showed that 55 percent of all women are anaemic, with a possibility of overall micronutrient deficiencies in the entire population.
The Saharawi Diplomat briefed the Secretary General of the (DRC) about the recent reports published by the European Parliament Ad-hoc delegation, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that unveiled the grave human rights violations perpetrated by the Moroccan Government in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara.
Mr. Abba Malainin brought to the attention of his interlocutor the critical situation of the three Saharawi political prisoners, who have been going on an open hunger strike since February 12th, 2009 in Boulemharez prison in Marrakech,
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, humanitarian organization covering all aspects of the refugee cause. The aim of the organisation is to protect refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions.
Danish Refugee Council is an umbrella organisation with 30 member organizations.