(A North African Maghreb state, Algeria (The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria – PDRA) is at once the biggest country in Africa, of the Arab world and the Mediterranean. It borders Tunisia (North East), Libya (East), Niger and Mali (South), Mauritania and the Non-Self-Governing Territory of Western Sahara (South West), and Morocco (West). Algeria gained independence in 1962, becoming a member of the United Nations, the African Union, and the League of Arab State, and in 2008 re-joined the Union for the Mediterranean, which has brought together states bordering the Mediterranean and member states of the European Union.
Triangle Génération Humanitaire has been present in Algeria since 2000 carrying out support programmes for Sahrawi refugees in the South West, in different sectors and with UN (UNHCR) or European Union (DG-ECHO) funding. Please refer to our internet page for our Sahrawi refugee programme.
In July 2003, Triangle G H supported Algeria after the earthquake which hit Algiers and surrounding areas, principally extra-curricular projects in two schools, and the creation of a counselling centre for earthquake victims. These two projects were financed by the Fondation de France, which also facilitated the installation of an academic support programme for hospitalised children in the Boumerdès region (east of Algiers). From January 2011 to December 2013, Triangle G H has implemented a programme of assistance for Sub-Saharan African refugees living in Algiers and its environs with UNHCR funding.