Migration Movements in the Maghreb

“Maghreb faces migration challenge” by Walid Ramzi, for Magharebia:

Historic changes sweeping the Maghreb are causing unprecedented migratory movements. In Algeria alone, more than 94,000 migrants arrived in just the past year.

A recent workshop in Algiers examined regional migration trends and the impact of war, revolution and economic hardship on refugee flows.

Participants in the October 25th seminar discussed the security and social challenges posed by the increased immigration, as well as ways to protect migrants and manage the influx. Experts called for the creation of a regional mechanism to monitor the phenomenon, whether related to immigrants seeking asylum for political or social reasons or refugees.

The event was organised by the Algerian National Consultative Committee for Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (CNCPPDH) in co-operation with the Italian Refugee Council…

European countries need to do their part to resettle refugees in their native countries, according to Christopher Hein, director of the Italian Refugee council.

“We have particularly criticised the border closure policy which the EU has called for,” he added, noting that the EU usually asks transit countries to manage the influx of immigration…

 

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