Portrait of Saharawi children conducted in the Dakhla refugee camp, in the Hamada of Tindouf (Algeria, Sahara Desert). The apparent happiness shown on the faces of the two children hiding a stark reality however marked by the harsh conditions of life in which he is forced to live the Saharawi people. Settled for over three decades in a vast, arid desert plateau, their day to day governing and gaps between problems associated with living in a refugee camp and the rigors of the accused and extreme weather that occurs in the latitude of southern Algeria. So while in winter camps are numb with frequent night frosts, in summer the sun is the force that hits the surface daily temperatures reaching over 45 degrees in the shade. The relentless heat and suffocation sustained during the long hours of summer is tempered only with the sunset, time when the Sahara recovers some of the energy of its people off. Under these conditions, Children are the most vulnerable in society Saharan. For this reason from 1996 has been developing the foster care program “Holidays in peace”, that allows children from 8 a 12 years leaving the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf during the months of July and August to be welcomed at that time within Spanish families. Its development is coordinated by the Association of Friends of the Saharawi people each Spanish province in collaboration with the National Delegation Saharan Sahrawi delegations in the various regions, with the following objectives:
Avoiding these children Saharan desert high temperatures and sandstorms that they do much damage, especially in eyes, teeth, and throat.
Make medical examinations to detect and correct health problems in the organs mentioned as they come vaccinated and do not usually have other diseases.
Meet nutritional deficiencies to ensure that, on his return, their biological families get them out later.
Maintain and strengthen cultural ties between both peoples.
Establish and strengthen friendly relations and cooperation between families to enable them to survive.
Documentary made in the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf. Algeria.