At least 20 Spanish aid workers set foot in camps of Western Sahara refugees

Western Sahara refugee camps (south western Algeria) - Independent Maghreb Press Agency - A group of 20 Spanish aid workers have set foot early this day in the camps of Western Sahara refugees in the Algerian Province of Tindouf, some sources informed IMPA.
“The visit comes as a response to the serious decision of the Spanish government last Saturday and the climate of fear that may be resulted from the decision to repatriate the Spanish aid workers from the Saharawi refugee camps,” underlined the President of the Coordination of Spanish Associations of solidarity with the Saharawi people (CEAS-Sahara), José Taboada. 
 He added that the goal through the visit is to deliver humanitarian assistance to the Saharawis as to confirm the commitment of the associations supporting the people of Western Sahara to cooperation and assistance. President of CEAS-Sahara considered Spain Government’s decision “guiltless”, recalling to the security measures have been taken by the Saharawi and Algerian authorities to ensure the protection for the foreigners in the camps of refugees.
The Spanish Foreign Minister announced on Friday, 27 July 2012, the decision to bring home the Spanish aid workers from the Saharawi refugee camps, due to what it described as "a possible" acts by terrorist groups operating in northern Mali.

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