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Slash and burn farming has depleted much of the already sparse plant life in Western Sahara. There are no waste facilities in the country, so waste is poured into rivers or onto the land surrounding communities.1 Both of these factors have caused harm to the environment and ecosystems.

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Citizen 
Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony mainly controlled by Morocco, but whose territory is claimed by the pro-independence Polisario Front. See more..
News24 
New York - The UN's new envoy for Western Sahara will travel to Morocco at the weekend as part of a regional tour aimed at kick-starting talks on ending the decades-old conflict over the disputed territory. Former German president Horst Kohler will ... See more..
Reuters 
LIMA (Reuters) - An emissary of an independence movement in the Western Sahara has spent two weeks in Lima airport and refuses to leave, after she was denied entry to Peru for alleged political activities on a prior visit, Peru's foreign ministry said ... See more..
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ReliefWeb 
Along with other Peacekeep-ing missions MINURSO has had it budget reduced for the coming financial year. In order to meet the shortfall the mission will no longer seek a third helicopter and reduce the replacement pro-gram for other equipment such as ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
The Assembly also approved, without a vote, a draft on Western Sahara, by which it would call upon parties and States of the region to cooperate with the Secretary‑General and his Personal Envoy in efforts to resolve the dispute over that Territory. It ... See more..
Sahara Press Service 
Algiers, Oct 12, 2017 (SPS) – - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek reaffirmed Wednesday, in Algiers, the “sincere” willingness of the ... See more..
Sahara Press Service 
Brussels, Oct 10, 2017 (SPS) - The head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini of Italy, clarified in a response on behalf of the European Commission that ... See more..
Middle East Monitor 
Morocco intends to establish a port in the Western Sahara city of Dakhla, the Interior Minister said last week. Abdelouafi Laftit revealed that the budget for the ... See more..
Sahara Press Service 
London, Oct 12, 2017 (SPS) – Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) warned the European companies against the risks of illegal trade with Morocco, that involves products from the Sahrawi occupied territories. Following a call to tender launched by the ... See more..
Middle East Monitor 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has given his country's full backing for a final solution to the Western Sahara issue ... See more..
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