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13 Feb 2015 description

Morocco adopted an efficient policy in the management of immigration and refugees affairs which makes it a model for many countries in the region, said, on Thursday in Rabat, UNHCR regional director for MENA Amin Awad Abu Bakr.

The Moroccan approach for immigration and refugees issues has a worldwide scope and stems from international laws in force, the UN official told the press after a meeting with minister in charge of Moroccan expats and immigration Anis Birou.

11 Feb 2015 description

Madrid, Espagne | AFP | mercredi 11/02/2015 - 18:34 GMT

La justice a convoqué 16 gardes civils dans l'enquête sur la mort d'une quinzaine de migrants qui tentaient de gagner à la nage l'enclave espagnole de Ceuta au Maroc en février 2014, a-t-on appris mercredi de source judiciaire.

11 Feb 2015 description

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Wednesday 2/11/2015 - 19:53 GMT

A Spanish court has summoned 16 police for questioning over the deaths of 15 Africans who drowned swimming towards Spain as officers fired rubber bullets, authorities said on Wednesday.

A judge in the Spanish territory of Ceuta which borders Morocco summoned the 16 members of the Civil Guard military police for questioning to assess whether they could be responsible for the migrants' deaths, judicial authorities said in a statement.

11 Feb 2015 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Wednesday 2/11/2015 - 17:55 GMT |

The UN envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, arrived in Morocco on Wednesday at the start of his first regional tour in a year, which followed tensions with Rabat over the disputed territory.

Morocco accused Ross in 2012 of being partial in the dispute over the former Spanish colony but in late January said it was ready to support his mediation efforts.

09 Feb 2015 description

Salé, Maroc | AFP | lundi 09/02/2015 - 21:34 GMT

Le Maroc a démantelé l'an dernier "plus d'une centaine de réseaux de trafics d'être humains" entre l'Afrique et l'Europe, dans le cadre de la lutte contre l'immigration clandestine, a affirmé lundi soir un haut responsable marocain.

"Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains, nous avons démantelé plus d'une centaine de réseaux" en 2014, a indiqué à l'AFP le ministre délégué auprès du ministre de l'Intérieur, Charki Draiss.

06 Feb 2015 description

February 5, 2015 by Helena Maleno Garzón

The Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, which sit not in Spain but on the coast of Morocco, are the only two places where the European Union shares a land border with an African country. As such, these Spanish enclaves have the most heavily guarded borders in the EU to keep out African migrants.

On occasion, large groups of African citizens—most of them fleeing war and poverty—will attempt to reach Spanish soil through Ceuta or Melilla. It was such an attempt one year ago that ended in an easily preventable tragedy.

05 Feb 2015 description

Brussels, Madrid, 5 February 2015 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the Jesuit Migrant Service (JMS) Spain call for safe and legal access to Europe one year after 14 people died during a confrontation with Spanish border guards near Ceuta. The Tarajal tragedy serves as a stark reminder that Spain along with other European Union member states are a long way off respecting the human dignity of forced migrants.

05 Feb 2015 description

Bruselas, Madrid, 5 de febrero de 2015 – El Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados (JRS) y el Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (SJM) España hacen un llamamiento en favor de un acceso seguro y legal a Europa un año después de que catorce personas murieran durante un enfrentamiento con la guardia de fronteras española cerca de Ceuta. La tragedia de Tarajal es un dramático recordatorio de que España, junto con otros países de la Unión Europea, aún dista mucho de respetar la dignidad humana de los migrantes forzosos.

03 Feb 2015 description

Situation Générale en janvier 2015 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2015

03 Feb 2015 description

The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.

02 Feb 2015 description

General Situation during January 2015 Forecast until mid-March 2015

30 Jan 2015 description

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Friday 1/30/2015 - 14:27 GMT |

At least six would-be migrants drowned when their boat capsized near Melilla, the Spanish enclave in Morocco, authorities said Friday.

Another 10 people were rescued from the water after the boat overturned off the Moroccan town of Nador, five kilometres (three miles) from Melilla.

The vessel was said to be carrying 20 would-be migrants and two smugglers.

20 Jan 2015 description

MSF calls on GSK and Pfizer to slash pneumo vaccine price to $5 per child for poor countries ahead of donor meeting

New MSF report reveals countries struggle with skyrocketing vaccine prices amidst market shrouded in secrecy

London, 20 January 2015—Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today called on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to US$5 per child in developing countries, ahead of a major vaccination donor conference in Berlin.

13 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

NADOR, 13 janvier 2015 (IRIN) - Fin 2014, une image a beaucoup circulé sur Internet. On y voit deux golfeuses, vêtues de blanc sur un luxueux parcours de golf, qui semblent faire abstraction de la présence en arrière-plan d’une dizaine de migrants qui tentent de passer en Europe en escaladant la barrière grillagée qui marque la frontière.

09 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

NADOR, 9 January 2015 (IRIN) - Late last year an image went viral. In it two golfers, dressed in white on lush green fairways, appear oblivious as in the background around a dozen migrants try to scale a border fence in an attempt to enter Europe. The migrants were climbing from the sleepy and conservative coastal north Moroccan town of Nador, trying to enter Melilla, one of two Spanish territories inside the North African country. It shone a light on Morocco’s struggles to manage its migrant population and attempts by Spain to further seal its borders.

08 Jan 2015 description

After an intense training in life-like disaster conditions, the team members are ready to search through rubble with one goal: save as many lives as possible.

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06 Jan 2015 description

Situation Générale en décembre 2014 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-février 2015

04 Jan 2015 description

General Situation during December 2014 Forecast until mid-February 2015