Photos from Western Sahara
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Several Views of the Refugee Camps

Several Views of the Refugee Camps

- An aerial view of a section of the “El Ayoun” camp, the nearest camp from the airport
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- “Smara” with its vegetable garden and another view from a hill
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- “Aousserd”
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-30 00:00 | Several Views

Housing

Tent and Brick Houses
At the beginning there were only tents, but as time went on the Sahrawis built brick rooms separately one after another and now almost all families have several brick rooms. Many of them have only brick rooms, but many other families are still using a living tent.

- A standard dwelling unit composed of several rooms and combining brick fences with a courtyard within.
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- There is a question: A living room or a living tent? A tent is larger than a brick room, therefore comfortable for a large family, but needs more maintenance and repairs.
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-- Combination of tent and brick rooms
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-- An admirably mended tent, almost a work of art. But it must have cost much time and labour.
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- Living room
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- Sleeping room
Entrance
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Bedding with two blankets, one used as a sheet, another as a cover
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Folding blankets
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Piling up blankets
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- Kitchen
-- The kitchen entrance and the lavatory room right behind
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-- A gas cylinder put up outside the kitchen wall, on its left a brazier which is still used, now and then, for heating or tee ceremony
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- The lavatory is used also as shower room.
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- A summer dome. The wall of this particular construction can be thicker than the ordinary one in the area. It is, therefore, more comfortable during the extreme high temperature in summertime.
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- House building with sun dried bricks
-- A hole for a lavatory
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-- Getting plaster for brick walls
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-- Constructing brick walls
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-29 00:00 | Housing

Water supply

- A water supply truck, organized by the camp administration or the UNHCR, comes regularly.
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- Each family has one or two big water tanks.
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- Water must be sucked up and carried to the kitchen or to other places.
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-28 00:00 | Everyday Life

Solar battery

At the beginning there were only gas cylinders for lighting, but by now many modern solar batteries donated by NGOs have been supplying electricity. Solar battery is quite suitable for the desert weather. The TV screen is now clear.
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-27 00:00 | Everyday Life

Cooking and Cleaning

- It is difficult to cook without running water. But the Sahrawis manage it masterly.
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- Couscous-cooking
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- Washing dishes
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Washing clothes – Waste water must be emptied outside the courtyard, or else harmful insects would gather in the courtyard.
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Room cleaning
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-26 00:00 | Everyday Life

Children’s everyday life

A Kindergarten in Aousserd
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A primary school in Aousserd
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Going to the school
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In a classroom
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Waiting for a physical training
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On holiday
- Playing soccer
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- Playing cards
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- Reading books
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-25 00:00 | Everyday Life

Livestock – sheep, goats and camels


Most of the refugee families keep several sheep or goats in their own fences, apart from the residence area, in order to get animal protein. The animals go around during the day and come home at dusk. They are fed with kitchen refuse, rags and scrap of paper.
Camels are more demanding; therefore they are usually out to pasture in the freed zone of Western Sahara.

- Prowling around
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- A boy carrying a kid back home
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- Feeding the animals
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-24 00:00 | Everyday Life

On the way


- After the rain (After the rain, Camp in mist, Desert after the rain)
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- Mother and child
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- Shops
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- At dusk
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- In the desert
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- Sahara from the plane
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by wsnomad | 2008-12-23 00:00 | Everyday Life