Western Sahara: Political limbo and statelessness in Africa’s last colony

Published: 1/Apr/2021
Source: European Network on Statelessness

By Danielle Smith – Founding Director, Sandblast Arts and Dr. Violeta Ruano

The Saharawi people have been stateless for over 40 years since Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco in 1975. Danielle Smith, Founding Director of Sandblast Arts, and Dr. Violeta Ruano reflect on the impact of limited opportunities in Algeria’s refugee camps on the migration of Saharawis to Europe, some of the challenges they face as stateless people in Spain, and what recent developments may mean for the Saharawi people.

Read further: https://www.statelessness.eu/updates/blog/political-limbo-and-statelessness-africas-last-colony

Themes: Statelessness
Regions: Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara)
Year: 2021