A logistics system for fresh food for Sahrawi refugees. Pilot project for the strengthening of logistical capacity of Mezza Luna Rossa Sahrawi.

Start Year:
End Year:
Budget (€):
Budget range (€):
5.000 - 100.000
Type of Activity:
Emergency Aid and Relief
Training and Capacity Building
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
Emilia Romagna Region
Coop Adriatica
Coop Estense
Coop Nord Est
Centrale Adriatica
CISP - International Committee for the Development of Peoples

Project Objectives

Improving the quality of the food of the Sahrawi refugee population and strengthen the technical capacity of local preservation and storage of fresh produce


The project “A logistics system for fresh food for Sahrawi refugees” represented a concrete response to the needs arising from the situation of chronic emergency Sahrawi refugee population for over 35 years in the Algerian desert .The shortage of food not only in quantitative terms but also, and above all, quality (absence of fresh products and special targeted at vulnerable groups), has motivated the intervention that was agreed with both the Region of Emilia -Romagna is with the Presidency of Mezza Luna Rossa Sahrawi - humanitarian organization responsible for the management of food aid for refugees - and coordinated by the CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples). Thanks to the contributions of all partners has been possible to provide and operate 4 refrigerated containers, located in the tent city of destination of food, to promote the availability of fresh food aid on an ongoing basis. Were provided, also, tools and training for cargo storage local staff for maintenance of containers. The project has garnered the interest of the UN to replicate the pilot project by sending new containers . The project was later expanded with additional funding from the Emilia-Romagna Region and installed additional 3 other container and a generator of energy for their maintenance.



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