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10 Sep 2014

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Western Sahara Resource Watch

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"P – for Plunder: Morocco’s exports of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara, 2012 & 2013", Jun 2014

Western Sahara Resource Watch now publishes a detailed overview of the companies involved in the purchases of the phosphates from occupied Western Sahara. The phosphate rock is illegally exploited by the Moroccan government in Western Sahara, a territory that it is brutally occupying. The exports are Morocco’s main source of income from the occupied territories. Representatives of the Saharawis have been consistently outspoken against the trade, both in the UN, generally and to specific companies...In addition to naming the involved companes in a “red list”, this report also identifies potential buyers in a yellow “observation list”, as well as a “green list” of companies previously associated with such trade, but which no longer purchase. WSRW calls on all companies involved in the trade immediately halt all purchases of Western Sahara phosphates until a solution to the conflict has been found. Investors are requested to engage, or divest unless action is taken.

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