From ABC News - Rights Group: Few Abuses Inside West Sahara Camps

Posted by Holly Jerrett on October 23, 2014 @ 5:14 PM

"Contrary to claims by Morocco, there are few rights abuses at refugee camps run by the pro-independence Polisario movement in Western Sahara, Human Rights Watch said Saturday in a new report."


Executive Director of Not Forgotten International Speaks at United Nations

Posted by Holly Jerrett on October 14, 2014 @ 4:48 PM

Janet Lenz, Executive Director and Founder of Not Forgotten International, addressed the United Nations Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) on October 9th, 2014. Janet's speech is found at 1 hour 39 min - 1 hour 44 min on this video.

Declare Independence: After Scotland, who could be next?

Posted by Holly Jerrett on September 17, 2014 @ 4:46 PM

As Scotland considers a future as an independent country, Western Sahara is among others who are fighting for their own independence.

Cast in Sand: A tale of two women

Posted by Holly Jerrett on July 25, 2014 @ 5:46 PM

Check out the trailer for the documentary Cast in Sand! The 27 minute documentary features one of our Essalam English Center graduates, and the school can be seen in some scenes. The full-length feature can be rented digitally from Olive Tree TV.


UPDATE: the video is no longer available online at this time. However, it is still being screened at venues around the world. 

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The Sahara's Forgotten War

Posted by Holly Jerrett on July 25, 2014 @ 5:11 PM

VICE News travels to Western Sahara's occupied and liberated territories, as well as the Polisario-run refugee camps in Algeria, to find out more about one of the world's least reported conflicts.

Lifest 2014 - a great success!

Posted by Holly Jerrett on July 16, 2014 @ 4:35 PM

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table at Lifest in Oshkosh, WI last weekend! It was a great time to connect with people who are interested in learning more about our work in the Sahara Desert. We are so grateful for everyone who supported our work financially, whether through donations or by getting a henna tattoo.  


Here are a few pictures from the festival. Faces are not shown to respect the privacy of the individuals in the photos.



























































World Refugee Day - June 20th, 2014

Posted by Holly Jerrett on June 20, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

As the world recognizes the global plight of refugees everywhere, we at Not Forgotten International especially want to recognize our Saharawi friends in the Sahara Desert refugee camps. 

Here is just one story of many...(Read more)

From Saharawi Voice: Cries Against the Moroccan Wall

Posted by Holly Jerrett on June 10, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

"Every Saharawi person is a victim of this wall...All of us—because the Saharawi people are divided by the occupation."


(Presented by our friends at Saharawi Voice.)

Need a gift for Father's Day?

Posted by Holly Jerrett on June 09, 2014 @ 2:33 PM

In honor of Dad, shop at AmazonSmile through 6/15/14 and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to Not Forgotten International Inc. Click here to get started: 

Do you know about The Wall?

Posted by Holly Jerrett on May 28, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Do you know about the Wall? The Moroccan wall in Western Sahara and the 7 million landmines and explosive remnants of war pose serious humanitarian problems in the short and long term for the Sahrawi civilian population on both sides of the wall. Learn more and take urgent action against the greatest functional military barrier in the world.

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