No 'Serious Abuse' But 'Areas of Concern' in Sahrawi Camps-Report

Refugees from the Western Sahara conflict who have been living in camps in the Algerian desert for four decades seem to be generally able to leave the camps if they wish, but face curbs on some rights, Human Rights Watch said in a 94-page report.  "There are cases of abuse, but there has also been exaggeration by some parties," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch, who called for 'regular, on-the-ground UN human rights monitoring and reporting' to protect both Sahrawis who live under Moroccan rule in Western Sahara and those in isolated camps.

A Sahrawi refugee camp near Tindouf, Algeria

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Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria

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