LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara, March 5 (UNHCR) – Forty Western Saharans joyfully embraced their loved ones for the first time in decades as UN agencies today started family visits through weekly shuttle flights between Algeria and Western Sahara.
This morning [09:10GMT] a MINURSO plane left Tindouf carrying a group of Saharan refugees for a five-day visit to Laayoune, in the Territory of Western Sahara. The same plane will later depart Laayoune [12:00 GMT] taking another group of Saharans to Tindouf.
The Frente POLISARIO announced on 13 February 2004 its decision to release 100 Moroccan prisoners of war. The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) welcomes this announcement, and expresses its hope for an early release of all remaining prisoners of war in full co