Borrowed Land, Sahara Desert
Since about 40 years about 200 000 Sahrawi live in exile in the refugee camp of Tinduf, Algeria. Their home-land, the Western Sahara is on the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories of the UN since the 1960s and is nowadays still considered a colony. Bordered by Morocco, Mauritania and Algeria, the Western Sahara was administered by Spain until 1975 and was then annexed by Morocco against international law. Morocco affirmed its claim to the territory based on historical, ethnical, religious and geographical affiliation.
Forgotten by the world, up to today the Saharwi continued their protracted peaceful, anti-colonial struggle for freedom and self-determination.