Morocco

Overview

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.

Brief History

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.

Office

11, Rue Ait Ourir « Pinède » 
Souissi, Rabat, Maroc

Tel: +212 (0)5 37 65 28 81
Fax: +212 (0)5 37 75 85 40
Email: [email protected]

https://morocco.iom.int/

Migration Health 

Description / Donors   

Through the implementation of its projects, the Mission supports and fills the gaps of national and local actors of Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen in migration management with a focus on improving health and protection to vulnerable migrants. In addition, IOM Morocco reach to improve psychosocial services and access to migrants in Morocco.  

 

Donors: - Finland’s development cooperation - IDF. 

Project 1 

Fostering health and protection to vulnerable migrants transiting through Morocco, Egypt, Lybia, Tunisia and Yemen.  Funded by Finland’s development cooperation  

Project 2  

Promoting Psychosocial Services and Assistance for Vulnerable Migrants in Morocco. Funded by IDF.

 

Migration and Development 

Description / Donors   

The Mission supports the Moroccan government to mainstream migration into the local and the national policy planning and works with its governmental and non-governmental partners to promote the link between migration and development ant to ensure the protection of migrants’ rights and empower them through the provision of assistance and support.  

Donors: - European Union - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark 

 

Project 1 

Regional Development Protection Programmes (RDPP) in North Africa  

 

Funded by European Union. 

Project 2  

Assistance and protection of unaccompanied and separated children in Morocco  

 

Funded by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark 

 

Facilitating Migration  

Description / Donors   

The Mission supports the facilitation of dignified, ordered and safe migration and the improvement of migration’s governance through several services and a tailored operational assistance. IOM Morocco contributes to improving the migration management system in Morocco through the promotion of regular migration channels as well as the facilitation ofa dignified and safe voluntary return to and from Morocco in addition to a sustainable reintegration. The Mission supports also the enhancement of the reintegration opportunities to pave the way, for a sustainable economic, social and psychosocial reintegration for migrants willing to return to their countries of origin.  

 

Donors: Governments of Morocco, Spain, Norway and Switzerland - German Cooperation - Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Project 1 

The AVRR project “Voluntary Return and Reintegration for Stranded Migrants” (RIASE)  

 

Funded by the Governements of Morocco, Spain, Norway and Switzerland.  

 

Project 2  

Enhancing reintegration opportunities: FORAS (translation of the word opportunities in Arabic)  

 

Funded by German Cooperation. 

Project 3  

Italian Voluntary Contribution(IVC) Y-Med  

 

Funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

 

 

Migration Policy and Research  

Description / Donors   

An important aspect of IOM Morocco’s work is the assistance to the National and regional Government as well as to the different sectors, to better mainstream migration in the national, regional and sectorial strategies and practices.  

 

 

Project 1 

Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies implemented by UNDP and IOM  

 

Funded by: SDC 

Project 2  

 Supporting regional councils on developing a local migration strategy INDIMAJ  

 

Funded by: Netherlands  

 

Partners  

Kingdom of Morocco  

The Moroccan Ministry for Migration Affaires 

The Ministry of Interior  

The Ministry of Justice  

The Ministry of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development   

Entraide Nationale  

Asticude 

 

Highlights

IOM, Experts Gather on Environmental Migration, Climate-Resilient Reintegration of Returning Migrants

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Norway Supports Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Stranded Migrants in Morocco

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IOM Launches Advance Version of Migrants Protection Handbook

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IOM Lauds Adoption of Global Compact for Migration

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United Arab Emirates signs accord with IOM on orientation guidelines for migrant workers

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