Morocco to Receive MAD 582 million From Europe to Combat Racism

Rabat – The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa has announced it will donate MAD 58.2 million to increase the protection of migrants and strengthen effective migration management in North Africa.The European Union recently approved a €37 million package to Morocco, Tunisia and Libya to help these countries deal with different issues related to immigration. The communiqué, released on December 16th, specifies that Morocco will receive MAD 58.2 million (€5.5 million), as the kingdom previously benefited from other programs.The aim of this contribution is to help Morocco implement programs to fight racism and xenophobia against sub-Saharans, strengthen the legal management to protect them and improve the treatment of complaints. According to the communique, Morocco is currently benefiting “from a large and diverse of migration pipeline program,” adding that the EU Member States have ratified “a €35 million budget support program” to support Moroccan policies pertaining to migration.Another €20 million will be allocated by the EU to support to Libya’s aims to protect their “most vulnerable migrants” as well as their host communities.Tunisia will receive the second biggest part of the amount allocated to the three countries. €11.5 million will go toward the creation of economic opportunities, the lack of which is considered to be “the root cause of migration.”

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