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08 May 2018 description

Morocco is situated in the north west of the continent of Africa. The territory extends over 710,850 km2 and the coastline covers 2900km on the Atlantic Ocean, as well as 512 km of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. The Moroccan population is approximately 33.8 million people. Morocco has enjoyed a comparatively steady political and economic development trajectory compared to neighbouring countries.

24 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Country Morocco Risks Climate change exacerbating extreme weather events Area of Engagement Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change

In an effort to mitigate impacts from natural hazards, the government of Morocco has moved forward with an integrated approach to disaster risk management.

$800 MILLION IN ANNUAL LOSSES

10 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

Bajo el lema “Tendiendo Puentes”, una delegación recorre varios proyectos para migrantes y refugiados en el norte de África.

Una delegación de las entidades que integran la red Migrantes Con Derechos, –Cáritas Española, la Comisión Episcopal de Migraciones, CONFER, y Justicia y Paz— está realizando, desde el 9 al 11 de abril, un recorrido por el norte de África, en el que, bajo el lema “Tendiendo Puentes”, se visitan diversos proyectos de acogida de inmigrantes y refugiados en Ceuta y Tánger.

27 Feb 2018 description

Legalising migrants can boost economic growth, improve international relations and prevent radicalisation.

Algeria and Morocco have for the past decade been important transit and stopover countries for migrants moving to Europe. Many also stop to seek informal work in Algeria’s $548.3 billion hydrocarbon economy and Morocco’s $257.3 billion diversified economy.

23 Feb 2018 description

La politique d’immigration du Maroc et ses initiatives en faveur des migrants et réfugiés se trouvant sur son territoire ont été mises en avant au siège des Nations-Unies à New York, dans le cadre des travaux de l'Audition parlementaire annuelle, qui se tient du 21 au 23 février à l’initiative de l'Union interparlementaire (UIP) et de l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU.

16 Feb 2018 description

En exécution des Hautes instructions de SM le Roi Mohammed VI, que Dieu L’assiste, en vue d’apporter aide aux populations des régions ayant connu une forte baisse des températures et d’intenses chutes de neige, et de désenclaver ces régions, les services du ministère de l’Intérieur, l’ensemble des départements gouvernementaux et les services concernés (Forces Armées Royales, Gendarmerie Royale, Forces auxiliaires et protection civile), se sont mobilisés afin de prendre les mesures nécessaires, à travers la mobilisation de l’ensemble des moyens logistiques et humains pour apporter aide aux …

09 Feb 2018 description

All public authorities are mobilized to open up regions hit by heavy snowfall via the implementation of an intervention plan to weather the impact of the cold wave and snowfall, said on Thursday head of government Saâd Eddine El Othmani, noting that this plan involves 22 provinces, including 1205 villages under 169 communes, totalling a population of 514,000 inhabitants.

08 Feb 2018 description

A total of 43,896 families in 22 provinces have benefited from the foodstuff and blanket distribution operation, as part of efforts to open up areas hit by snowfall and a sharp drop in temperature.

According to data from the Ministry of Interior, this operation concerns a total of 514,000 people in 1,205 villages in 169 communes.

24 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

At the start of 2018, temperatures are below seasonal norms in various parts of the world. In Morocco, starting from 5 January, temperatures are generally below normal. Heavy snowfall has affected the High Atlas and the Middle Atlas, from 900 meters above sea level, with temperatures as low as minus 5 ° C, where the average tempratures in January (the coldest of the 3 winter months) hovers around 18 degrees Celsius. This average includes a low of 7 degrees and a high of 23 degrees.

08 Dec 2017 description

Le ministère délégué chargé des Marocains résidant à l'Étranger et des Affaires de la Migration, a annoncé, vendredi, que sur Hautes instructions royales, il s'est attelé depuis longtemps à l'opération de rapatriement des marocains bloqués en Libye, soulignant que les efforts de la première étape ont concerné un total de 235 personnes bloquées dans la région de Zouara.

02 Dec 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 1 December 2017 15:09 GMT

Four migrants from sub-Saharan countries were rescued

RABAT, Dec 1 (Reuters) - At least 3 migrants, two of them women, died when their boat sank off Morocco late on Thursday, a Moroccan official said on Friday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

05 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average cereal production gathered in 2017

  • Wheat imports to decrease in current marketing year owing to ample domestic production

  • Food inflation remains negative

Above-average cereal production gathered in 2017

Land preparation for sowing of the 2018 grain crop is currently underway under favourable weather conditions. Winter wheat and barley will be sown from early November.

01 Nov 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

In mid-January 2017, a cold wave moved across Morocco affecting most cities. Temperatures fell rapidly, reaching as low as minus 13 degrees Celsius in high altitude areas, and between minus two and zero degree Celsius in the centre of the country.

31 Oct 2017 description

Le Haut Commissaire assistant du HCR chargé de la protection remercie le Maroc pour ses efforts visant à protéger les réfugiés.

Par Malgorzata Bratkrajc | 26 octobre 2017

RABAT, Maroc - Au cours de sa visite à Rabat, la capitale du Maroc, Volker Türk, Haut Commissaire assistant du HCR chargé de la protection, a félicité le Maroc pour ses efforts visant à protéger les réfugiés.

26 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR’s protection chief praises Morocco for its efforts to protect refugees.

By Malgorzata Bratkrajc | 26 October 2017

RABAT, Morocco – UNHCR’s protection chief Volker Türk has praised Morocco for its efforts to protect refugees, on a visit to the capital of Rabat.

25 Oct 2017 description

Morocco has become a model in the region regarding its management of migration and refugee issues, said, Tuesday in Rabat, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Turk. Morocco, Model in Region in Migration and Refugee Issues Management, UN Official

"It is clear that Morocco made huge progress not only in the management of migration issues but also in terms of addressing the question of refugees", the UN official told the press after meeting with Minister of Interior Abdelouafi Laftit.

15 Sep 2017 description

Le ministre espagnol de l’Intérieur, Juan Ignacio Zoido, a appelé, jeudi à Bruxelles, l’Union Européenne (UE) à soutenir les efforts importants fournis par le Maroc dans le domaine de la lutte contre l’immigration illégale.

"Les efforts de l’Union Européenne doivent se focaliser sur l’appui aux partenaires africains, comme le Maroc, qui accomplissent un travail extraordinaire qui bénéficie à tous" en matière de lutte contre l’immigration clandestine, a dit M. Zoido lors d’une réunion du Conseil "Justice et affaires intérieures" (JAI) de l’UE.

12 Sep 2017 description

by Parastou Hassouri | published September 12, 2017