Press Releases

  • 22 Jun 2004 - The Frente POLISARIO announced on 21 June 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...
  • 05 Mar 2004 - Two groups of Saharans will today see their relatives for the first time in 25 years after the United Nations mission for Western Sahara organized two flights to mark the start of its family visits programme in the disputed territory. This morning a plane carrying a group of...
  • 05 Mar 2004 - 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. Both groups are...
  • 05 Mar 2004 - 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, 21 Western Saharan...
  • 13 Feb 2004 - 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...

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