The Sahrawis protest the wasting of public money, abuse of authority, and absence of accountability.
Rabat – Several Sahrawi MPs are conducting a sit-in today in front of Polisario’s secretariat to protest widespread corruption in Tindouf camps.
The MPs informed Polisario’s “Interior Ministry” and secretariat of their protest in Rabouni, according to the separatist news outlet Futurosahara.
MPs also called on Sahrawis to attend the sit-in en masse to learn about what is happening in the Polisario Parliament behind the scenes.
In a public statement, the MPs said they are protesting the wasting of public money, abuse of authority for personal purposes, absence of accountability, and the prevalence of all kinds of corruption.
The protest follows a Polisario corruption scandal.
in February, La Provincia reported that the Polisario Front misappropriated €2.5 million worth of humanitarian aid given to Sahrawis living in Tindouf camps from the international community.
Algeria, an ally of the Polisario Front ally, is also under pressure from protests over the re-election campaign of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
In his 2018 report on Western Sahara, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the situation in the Tindouf camps.
Guterres wrote about “the lack of progress in the political process,” as well as “persistent difficulties, such as malnutrition, brought about by the steady reductions in humanitarian aid.”
In the sixth section of the report, the UN chief warned that “malnutrition and anemia prevalence remained public health concerns.”