Category: Morocco


Morocco and Spain dismantle smuggling rings leading to drop in migrant arrivals

The number of irregular migrants arriving in Spain from Morocco has dropped by half this year due to the two countries’ joint...
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Smuggling group sentenced to decades in jail by Italian courts

The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation has sentenced three smugglers to 20 years each in jail in connection with a boat tragedy...
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Dozens die in boat accident off Morocco’s coast

At least 45 migrants have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Morocco to Spain, the Moroccan Navy said....
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Nearly half of recent Spain migrant arrivals report exploitation and abuse

Nearly half of the migrants and asylum seekers in Spain said they have directly experienced exploitation and abuse while...
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Morocco reports blocking 89,000 migrants from reaching Europe in 2018

Morocco has stopped nearly 89,000 people from irregularly migrating to Europe in 2018, the interior ministry said on 17 January...
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Pact to facilitate safe, regular migration backed by 164 countries

In a bid to protect the rights of migrants and curb irregular migration, 164 of 193 United Nations (UN) member states signed The...
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Migrant death toll rises along Morocco-Spain route

Migrants are choosing ever more dangerous routes and putting their lives at risk as southern European nations crack down on...
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Mali, Guinea and Congo-Brazzaville targeted by travel restrictions in Morocco

Since 1 November, Morocco is imposing new restrictions for entry on its territory to nationals of Mali, Guinea-Conakry and...
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Female migrants face sexual abuse and extortion at the hands of Moroccan security forces

Sub-Saharan African migrants, particularly women, continue to be exposed to sexual violence, physical abuse and degrading...
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