Western Sahara’s Never-Ending Migrant Crisis
They’re living in limbo. Some 150,000 Saharawi refugees fled to Algeria after losing a war to Morocco over the annexation of their homeland — and 40 years later, they’re still living in a desert settlement made of mud. Their camps have local elections, shops and a hospital, as well as rampant malnutrition and high infant mortality. Despite that, these refugees find themselves considered too well-off to warrant the help they need as the world’s eyes — and foreign aid — are being redirected to more recent crises in the Middle East.