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Red Cross moves to extend humanitarian aid to those crossing the Sahel

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)
5/13/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Thirteen reported dead of approximately 46 missing migrants

Thirteen people out of approximately 46 migrants attempting the trek across the Sahel region had recently been found dead from hunger and thirst. In response to this growing crisis, a delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC has met in Tamanrasset to discuss ways to strengthen humanitarian actions in this arid stretch found to the extreme south of Algeria. Thirty-three known migrants still remain missing.

The visit is considered to be part of the implementation of the partnership agreement between the ICRC and the Algerian Red Crescent. Both organizations aim for better responses for Sahelian migrants entering Algeria.

The visit is considered to be part of the implementation of the partnership agreement between the ICRC and the Algerian Red Crescent. Both organizations aim for better responses for Sahelian migrants entering Algeria.

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By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/13/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Sahel region, Migrants, Red Cross, humanitarian


ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - The visit is considered to be part of the implementation of the partnership agreement between the ICRC and the Algerian Red Crescent. Both organizations aim for better responses for Sahelian migrants entering Algeria.

"Algeria is not turning blind eye on those migrants from the African continent feeding misery and insecurity. The economic hardship is forcing them to flee and leave their beloved ones to pass through the desert to join Europe.

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They are transported from the Sahel in terrible conditions by human smugglers who sometimes violate them - mainly, when there are women. The Algerian position wishes to bestow them the dignity they deserve ." journalist Mohamed Amakanes says.

The Algerian Red Crescent is exhorting its volunteers to successfully carry out their mission. The members of the International Committee of the Red Cross have also scheduled a visit to some prisons in the region to inquire about the conditions of its residents. The Algerian authorities are seeking to improve the situation of needy people in order to help them recover their human dignity.

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