Red Crescent Continues Response to Refugee Needs in Morocco

Red Crescent Continues Response to Refugee Needs in Morocco

Leaving behind countries torn apart by conflict and insecurity, diseases, or poverty, thousands of vulnerable people from African and Middle Eastern nations have found refuge in Morocco on their journey to a safer and better life. Morocco currently hosts approximately 100,000 people of different nationalities, with Cameroon, Guinea, and the Senegal being the top countries of origin. But in the past few years, the number of people coming from Syria, Iraq and Yemen has significantly increased, with the majority aspiring to cross the border to Libya and sail towards European countries.

In 2014, the Moroccan Red Crescent signed an agreement with the Ministry of Moroccan Expatriates and Migration Affairs, in which both parties pledged to respond together to the humanitarian needs of these vulnerable communities. The Red Crescent and the ministry have worked together to ensure health services for refugees, in addition to providing them with crucial relief items.

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