EFA calls for an immediate referendum on the self-determination for Western Sahara

Today marks the 44th anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Sahrawi people continue resisting and fighting against an illegal occupation which infringes UN General Assembly Declaration1514, as well as all international law and treaties.

The population of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) continues suffering from division between those living under the Alawite dictatorship in the occupied territories and those who are refugees in the Tindouf camps of the Algerian territory.

On its 44th anniversary, the Saharawi people is recognised as a State by almost a hundred countries worldwide. However, even today refugees continue living under inhumane conditions in the camps. Those who remain in the territories controlled by the Moroccan army continue facing constant repression and violation of human rights.

EFA urges the European Union to work on a democratic and peaceful solution to this conflict and not to turn a blind on the colonial-era remains and the implications and role of EU Member States.