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SHS – School, Health, food Security

Dec 2015 - Mar 2017 | Algeria


Emilia-Romagna Region - Together with many civil society bodies of local Region.

Municipality of Ravenna Associazione di Solidarietà con il Popolo Saharwi “Kabara Ladgaf” – Modena CISP – Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli Municipality of Forlì AFMF – Associazione Forlivese Malattie del Fegato Nexus Solidarietà Internazionale Emilia-Romagna Associazione W.I.T.H. YOU Collegio delle Ostetriche della Provincia di Ravenna Unione dei Comuni del Distretto Ceramico Comitato UISP Emilia Romagna Municipality of Nonatola Associazione 1514 Oltre il Muro onlus Associazione Help for Children Parma Ministry of Public Health R.A.S.D. Ministry of Cooperation R.A.S.D. Rappresentanza per l’Italia Repubblica Araba Saharawi Democratica – Fronte Polisario. Region Emilia-Romagna is the public authority administrating the region with the same name located in Northern Italy, with over 22.square Km area and 4.5 million inhabitants. Emilia-Romagna Region has been engaged in development education for many years. In the regional law number 12 of 2002 there is a specific paragraph that engages the Region to support initiatives of education and awareness raising on international cooperation, peace and inter-cultural activities, respect of human rights. Region Emilia-Romagna approves every year a regional program on the issues of peace and human rights and coordinates all the local authorities operating on regional territory in order to promote participated processes and uniformity of approaches.

The relationship between the realities of the Emilia Romagna territory and the Saharawi population is very strong. The commitment of the Emilia-Romagna Region to Saharawi people is one of the longest and more significant. Local authorities, NGOs, associations and groups of private citizens, health facilities, schools, and trade unions, have participated during these years in development cooperation projects in the Sahrawi refugee camps. This type of cooperation isn’t a simple humanitarian aid, but it wants to be an action of development cooperation, in which the few financial and economic resources are multiplied thanks to territorial partnerships and to the high-value contributions in terms of professionalism, work patterns, networking.

All the interventions of the axes respond to some basic needs identified by the Saharawi Local Authorities and they intend to give continuity to the activities carried out in previous regional projects realized in these years by different subjects (Ngos, local authorities, associations) operating in Saharawi area with the support of Emilia Romagna region.

“3S per i Saharawi: Salute, Scuola e Sicurezza Alimentare” is a project realized by different Italian associations, NGOs and local authorities, that cooperate with Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, to guarantee health, education and food security The Emilia-Romagna Region supports, supervises and finances this project.