People Without A Country: Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Published July 15, 2015
Updated July 7, 2015

Deep in the Sahara Desert lies the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). This somewhat grandiose title refers to the political organization of either 100,000 or 500,000 Sahrawi people, depending on who is doing the counting, who were driven from their homes in what used to be the Spanish Sahara in 1975, and who have spent the last 40 years living as refugees in a forgotten corner of Algeria.

The SADR is led by a political/military/terrorist/freedom fighter organization known as the Polisario Front, which is ironic because Polisario helped create the mess that nearly three generations of Sahrawis have had to live with. We explore these placeless people in the gallery below:

Polisario Early
Polisario Morocco Palace
Polisario Hassan ii
Polisario Green March
People Without A Country: Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
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Richard Stockton
Richard Stockton is a freelance science and technology writer from Sacramento, California.