VOLUNTEERS from Alicante in Costa Blanca travel to the Sahara Desert despite the Spanish Government’s warning of a possible terrorist attack. The risk of attack warned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not stopped the group of sixty that bravely flew from Alicante to Oran. The volunteers are bound for the Tindouf refugee camp where they plan to spend a week helping.
The group arrived in Argelia and assured that they hadn’t encountered any problems. Their journey to the camp was uneventful and they said the atmosphere was calm. Videos have been sent by the volunteers to family members that show a calm situation with children playing football.
The expedition, organised by the Saharawi Delegation of Alicante, not only maintained their plans but also openly stated that they believed the warnings were a clever government manoeuvre to make the refugees and their situation invisible.
Despite this, some of the volunteers preferred to delay their trip to the camps. This is the case for a group of Paediatricians organised by the Dar Al Karama association in Alicante in Costa Blanca. The organisation stated that the doctors who were going to provide treatment for sick children had taken the Foreign Affairs’ warning into consideration.