European Commission Questioned on Dramatic Situation of Population Held Against its Will in Tindouf

The European Commission has once again been questioned by the European Parliament on the dramatic situation of the population held its will in the Tindouf camps (Algeria), a non-law zone controlled by the polisario.


In a question addressed to the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, Belgian MEP Kathleen Van Brempt said that the Tindouf's population "survives in deplorable conditions. Its rights are systematically flouted by the polisario."


Recalling the fact that the EU is the main provider of aid to the population held against its will in the camps, with a total of 222 million Euros between 1993 and 2016, the MEP warned the European Commission against the squandering of this money "by various interested parties, including Algerian officials and members of the polisario.”


Pointing to the "growing insecurity" and "systematic violations of human rights" in the camps as "major problems very rarely addressed" at European level, she wondered whether the European Commission has taken steps to stop these violations committed by the polisario, and why the Commission is giving this aid that is supposed to reach the camps’ population to the polisario, knowing that the latter does not represent this population and does not act in its interest.