Long shadows cast by a small outcrop of palm trees in the early morning light at Dakhla camp. Along with Al-Auin camp, it has its own underground water. It is the most isolated and distant of the four camps, being approximately 150km away from the others. The vast and relentlessly barren, hostile desert of SW Algeria is home to nearly 200,000 Saharawi refugees. The camps are in a militarized zone and access to the area is highly restricted. The Polisario Front, the independence movement representing the Saharawis, overseas the camps. It enjoys a large degree of autonomy from the Algerian authorities in running its internal affairs.
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|Creator||Danielle Van Brunt Smith|
|Publisher||Danielle Van Brunt Smith|