Sahrawi Red Crescent

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Sahrawi Red Crescent
الهلال الأحمر الصحراوي
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Founded November 26, 1975
Type Aid agency
Focus Helping the refugees and providing assistance to disaster victims
Origins Western Sahara
Area served
Sahrawi Refugee Camps, Liberated Territories
Product Humanitarian Aid
Owner Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Key people
Yahia Bouhabini, President
Endowment Public and private donations

The Sahrawi Red Crescent Society is the Red Cross society in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.


The Sahrawi Red Crescent was formed by Sahrawi citizens on November 26, 1975, days after the joint Moroccan-Mauritanian invasion of former Spanish Sahara territory.[1]


During the first years of the organization, its major task was to reunite families who were scattered through the desert due to the Western Sahara War removing them from the battlefields to the neighbouring Algerian Sahara, facing the aerial bombardments of the Moroccan Air Force. Later came the organization of the refugee camps at the Algerian desert.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Interview of the President of the Saharawi Red Crescent, Mr. Bouhabini Yahia". Triangle Generation Humanitaire. Retrieved 2012-10-30.