Morocco Seeks Europe’s Assistance on Migration

“Morocco seeking help from Europe on Migration,” by Smail Bellaoualli for the Associated Press:

Morocco’s official human rights group has called for a new policy to integrate immigrants in the country with the help of European funding, amid persistent criticism over their treatment at the hands of security forces.

Responding to the recommendation, King Mohammed VI met with government officials on Tuesday and agreed a new policy is needed, noting that migration from of sub-Saharan Africans has quadrupled and there are now also Spanish and French fleeing Europe’s economic crisis.

Morocco has long been a major transit point for immigrants from all over Africa seeking a better life in Europe, whether by crossing the Mediterranean Sea or trying to storm the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the Moroccan coast…

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