Morocco’s policy to combat irregular migration to Europe is bearing fruit. According to a report by the International Organization for Migrants, the number of attempted migration has been reduced by 33%.
The head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, himself confessed last week: “Thanks to the efforts of Morocco in the fight against migration, the number of illegal migrants has decreased by 33% in the first half of 2019 , for the first time since 2013”.
He also stressed that Morocco is an international leader in the field of migration, noting the imperative to recognize “the efforts made by the Moroccan authorities to address one of the most worrying challenges in the world, namely the phenomenon of migration. irregular”. These efforts were confirmed by the International Organization for Migrants in a recent report. This organization linked to the United Nations since September 19, 2016, reveals that my kingdom has reduced by 33% the annual total of irregular migration attempts.
Better still, the number of failed attempts in July 2019 represents a 70% decrease. Indeed, according to the Casablanca media, the Moroccan security services intercepted nearly 2,362 migrants at sea, against 7,885 at the same period last year. The data also show a decrease in irregular migration attempts in Ceuta and Melilla. According to the Spanish media, 226 people managed to enter Spain through the barriers of Ceuta and Melilla, against 1,085 in 2018.