- Partners: Sahrawi Ministries of Equipment, Social Assistance and Advancement of Women, Health, Water and Environment, and Transport - Sahrawi Protection Agency
TGH's programme for the year 2018, in collaboration with UNHCR, builds on previous annual programmes implemented in Sahrawi refugee camps in the Tindouf Region, where TGH has been operating in different sectors:
- Mechanical workshop: since 2002, TGH has managed a mechanical workshop dedicated to vehicles supplying humanitarian aid (tankers, garbage trucks, ambulances, NGO vehicles, etc.) and to electric generators, as well as three decentralized workshops in different wilayas for preventive maintenance. In 2017, the programme covered 100 vehicles and 50 generators. In 2018, 6 new vehicles will be added to the fleet.
- Health: since 2005, TGH has been supporting health services through the rehabilitation of existing infrastructures, the supplying of laboratory reagents and consumables and the equipping of various medical services (radiology, stomatology and laboratory). In 2018, TGH will accompany the referrals of people with renal insufficiency at the Tindouf hospital, to carry out daily hemodialysis and provide support to the Health Information System, which collects and analyses the health needs of camp populations.
- HIV: in 2007, TGH participated in the setting up of a voluntary screening centre, respecting confidentiality, at the Rabouni National Hospital, and in the training of a team dedicated to the management of this centre. The programme was then managed by the Algerian NGO AFAD. Since 2016, TGH has once again been involved in an action in this sector, providing technical and material assistance to the current health system and setting up a new screening and counselling centre at the Rabouni National Hospital. The aim is to ensure optimal access to reproductive health and HIV testing services for people living in the camps.
- Hygiene: in 2018, TGH will continue to produce bleach (since 2003) and soaps (since 2013) packaged and distributed to schools and hospitals in the region and to the entire camp population. Since 2005, TGH has been distributing hygiene kits to more than 38,000 Sahrawi women and girls.
- Handicap: TGH works with centres specialized in care for children with disabilities, paying compensation to their staff, distributing diapers for children and young adults with cerebral palsy, as well as for incontinent adults. Home visits will also be organized by professional physiotherapists to improve the motor skills of children and adults with cerebral palsy and paralysis. In 2018, TGH will also contribute to mental health services, including by addressing the psychosocial problems of camp children.
In partnership with the Sahrawi Protection Agency, TGH is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the infrastructure at the UNHCR bases in Weather Haven and Dakhla, as well as for the security arrangements of these bases and humanitarian staff.