|Issue No 115||12 October 2001|
Aid Groups Back Western Sahara
The Australian Council for Overseas Aid has officially backed the struggle of Wertern Sahara for self-determination and independence.
ACFOA - the peak body of Australian NGOs - passed to this effect during its Annual Conference held in Brisbane between Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October 2001.
ACFOA declared its continuing support for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence and condemned the violations f human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
It urged the Australian) Government to extend humanitarian aid to the 170,000 Saharawi refugees and to give its full support to the United Nations in its efforts to organise a free and fair referendum for the people of Western Sahara.
They have called on the Federal Government to establish official contacts with Polisario Front representing the independence movement in Western Sahara.
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