The increase of observation flights to 1,600 hours from nine areas monitored by the UN mission coincides with the specter of an armed rebellion within the Polisario, comments Moroccan news outlet le360, which reported the budget increase. Guterres said that the MINURSO budget, for the period from June 2019 to June 2020, will increase significantly. In his new report, he asserts that the UN mission and its military observers must investigate all cease-fire violations reported by either party to the conflict. The Mission’s planned budget shows a significant increase in contributions of 7.6 per cent compared to last year. The increase also shows that the MINURSO continues to accomplish its mission, implementing the UN decisions and ensuring respect for the ceasefire in the Moroccan Sahara.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 23, 2019 09:00 UTC