Women in the Saharawi Refugee Camps. a Zoom talk on 11 June
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Women in the Saharawi Refugee Camps - Amal Mahfud and Beccy Allen
On Zoom 11 June at 7.30pm
Our talk on Thursday 11 June at 7.30pm will be on the situation for refugees in Western Sahara, suffering from exile after invasion by Morocco. This talk will be given by Beccy Allen who knows the circumstances well, having worked to support Saharawi refugees for several years. She will be joined by Amal Mahfud, a Saharawi refugee herself who can tell us all about what life is like in the camps.
Situated in South West Algeria, in the middle of the Sahara Desert, the Saharawi Refugee Camps are home to over 160,000 refugees from Western Sahara. These refugees have been waiting for over 45 years to return to their homeland, currently occupied by Morocco. Amal, a Saharawi refugee now living in the UK and Beccy, a Western Sahara activist working with British solidarity NGOs, will discuss life in the Camps with a particular focus on Saharawi Women.