West Sahara

Targeted Groups
Perpetrators
Alert Status
Genocide Stage(s)

Sahrawi peoples

Polisario Front

Moroccan military and Government


Warning
Stage 3: Discrimination, Stage 8: Persecution
Archaeological Map

Country Overview

Middle East Eye

Details

Western Sahara independence groups have been engaged in conflict with Morocco over the sovereignty of Western Sahara’s territory since Spain ended colonial rule in 1975. Since then, war has driven 158,000 Sahrawi people into refugee camps in Algeria and the country has been divided by a 2700km wall built by the Moroccan army. Moroccans now outnumber Sahrawis in Western Sahara.


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Page last updated:
2/28/2022

Resources

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The Longest Wall in the World That Nobody Talks About

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Sahrawi Nationalists - World Politics Review

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Moroccan Wall - Middle East Eye