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Spanish province sends 96.5 tons of humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees

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Madrid, December 06, 2016 (SPS) - A humanitarian aid of 96.5 tons, worth €100000 will be sent to the Sahrawi refugee camps in December, by the Provincial Council of Ciudad Real (Spain), announced President of this Spanish province José Manuel Caballero. 
The humanitarian food aid allocated by the Provincial Council of Ciudad Real every year consists mainly of food staples such as rice, lentils, pasta and oil to help relieve "the Sahrawi population living in the refugee camps,” the source said.
This new food aid, which will be bought in Spain in order to favor economically local companies, will be managed and distributed by the Association of Friends of the Saharawi people of the province, said the same source.
Negotiations have been initiated with local suppliers to increase the quantity of food purchased with the same amount of money," the source added.
“This will not only relieve the Sahrawi population which is in need but also, to boost the local economy by benefiting local suppliers."
The quantity of food will be conveyed from the port of Alicante to the refugee camps in four trailers which will also be given to the Sahrawi population, the same source said.SPS