Morocco being a country of origin, transit and destination, IOM Morocco focuses its activities on three main thematic areas:
- Migration and development: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that migration is a powerful driver of sustainable development, for migrants themselves and their communities. IOM supports the government in understanding how governance areas are interrelated and are affected by migration and to what extent sectoral policies facilitate or impede migrants’ ability to contribute to society. Migration and development programmes and activities consist of strengthening the capacity of Governments to maximize socio-economic opportunities by adopting more development-oriented migration policies. To do so, IOM Morocco works closely with Governmental and non-governmental partners at national and regional level, as well as with private sector.
- Direct assistance to migrants: IOM Morocco aims promote protection and provide human and dignified assistance to migrants in need with a specific focus to vulnerable migrants such as unaccompanied and separated children and victims of trafficking. In this sense, IOM works, together with its governmental and non-governmental partners, on health and humanitarian assistance, counter trafficking, support to unaccompanied and separated Children (UASC) and voluntary return and reintegration (to Morocco and from Morocco).
- Support to Youth: IOM Morocco aims to offer alternatives to young and marginalized Moroccans i. To do so, IOM works on formal, non-formal and informal education, capacity building, vocational training, sports and leisure, community-based activities and access to employment.
IOM is present in Morocco since 2001. Following the host agreement that was signed in July 2006 IOM Morocco mission officially opened in January 2007. Morocco is not only a country of origin but also transit and destination that deals with a complex and challenging context of migrations. In this context, Morocco made strides in improving its migration and integration policy by developing and implementing a National Strategy on Migration and Asylum (SNIA), launching two regularizations campaigns in 2014 and 2017, and developing a new counter-trafficking law (with IOM’s support), with pending laws on migration and asylum. IOM Morocco collaborates with the Moroccan government at National and regional level, mainstreaming migration into national, regional and sectorial strategies, and assisting in its implementation. IOM collaborates as well with UN agencies (leading the UN group on migration in the country), civil society organisations, universities and private sector. The mission works closely with Moroccan government authorities, international government partners, United Nations agencies, civil society actors and local associations to address these issues and develop effective and successful projects.
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