A little summer respite for Saharawi children

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VISIT TO ALTEA: Saharawi children with their host families.

A TWO-MONTH break for 13 Saharawi children in Altea drew to an end with a visit to the town hall.

Normally the children live in the refugee camps in Tindouf (Algeria) but have spent the last two months with local families.

Both Mayor Jaume Llinares and Veronica Lopez, Social Welfare councillor, conveyed their gratitude towards the families who have provided a few weeks of respite from the conditions in the camps and summer temperatures that can reach 50 degrees.

“It’s gratifying to know there are people who are willing to look after these children so that they can get to know our country and culture,” Llinares said.

Lopez also applauded the efforts that local organisations like Juita and Luali make on the children’s behalf. “They carry out a commendable task each year and here at the town hall we shall continue to support them,” the councillor said.

 

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