Morocco

 

Operation: Opération: Morocco

Location

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Key Figures

2020 planning figures
100% of primary school-aged children will be enrolled in primary education
100% of refugees will have access to public primary health care
12,275 asylum-seekers will be registered 
2,000 vulnerable refugee families will receive regular financial assistance
500 refugees will be supported in establishing their own businesses
2018 year-end results
5,450 refugees benefitted from medical assistance by UNHCR and partners
4,410 asylum-seeker certificates were renewed through 19 outreach missions to six cities
2,350 refugee children/students received cash-based assistance for their education
2,060 local authorities and partners reached through 43 training workshops on international protection principles
1,300 people with specific needs identified for referral and follow-up with partners, including unaccompanied children, women at risk, and elderly people
120 refugees benefited from income-generating activities through 88 micro-projects
50 refugees found private sector employment and 13 acquired internships
92% of refugee children were enrolled in primary education

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

15%
Increase in
2018
2018 7,775
2017 6,779
2016 6,733

 

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Plan Overview

Working environment

Historically a transit country, Morocco is now also becoming a place of destination. Refugees, of which 55% are from the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria), reside in more than 50 locations across the country, which is a positive trend in terms of local integration, but also represents a challenge for the Government, UNHCR and partners to reach out to the most vulnerable and deliver necessary services.
 
To address such challenges, UNHCR has adopted a proactive outreach strategy of expanding cash-based interventions to reach the most vulnerable refugees, even in remote locations. Furthermore, UNHCR has increased the capacity of its partners to support UNHCR and the Government with undertaking regular joint outreach missions to remote locations in the field. In line with the Global Compact for Refugees, UNHCR has been expanding partnerships with the private sector to support refugees in Morocco and will continue to do so in 2020.
 
The National Immigration and Asylum Policy (PNIA), introduced in Morocco in 2013, enables refugees to enjoy protection in Morocco, including against refoulement and access to essential services, such as education, health care and employment. However, gaps in accessing documentation and employment persist, as well as gaps in accessing secondary and tertiary health care, due to refugees’ exclusion from the medical insurance scheme available for impoverished nationals. UNHCR is advocating with the Government to give full access to these services for refugees and will continue to do so in 2020. 
 
Pending the Government’s submission of the draft asylum law to Parliament, UNHCR remains responsible for the registration and refugee status determination (RSD) of asylum-seekers. Those who qualify for refugee status are referred by UNHCR to the Inter-ministerial Commission on Regularization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Despite its suspension in March 2017, the Commission resumed services in December 2018. In 2020, its role will remain critical for UNHCR-registered refugees to ensure they are documented and have access to formal employment.

 

Key priorities

In 2020, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Supporting the Government in establishing a national asylum system;
  • Providing humanitarian assistance and protection to refugees, particularly to the most vulnerable;
  • Delivering institutional capacity-building for national actors involved in asylum management;
  • Implementing durable solutions for refugees, focusing on local integration or resettlement to a third country for the most vulnerable.
Latest contributions
  • 18-MAY-2020
    Italy

    private donors

    $81,432
  • United States of America

    private donors

    $1,000,000
  • 14-MAY-2020
    United States of America

    private donors

    $81,878
  • France
    $20,000,000
  • 13-MAY-2020
    Estonia
    $162,866
  • 12-MAY-2020
    Kazakhstan
    $100,000
  • Spain
    $590,662
  • 11-MAY-2020
    United States of America
    $24,500,000
  • 08-MAY-2020
    Monaco
    $195,437
  • Norway
    $21,917,131
  • 07-MAY-2020
    United Arab Emirates

    private donors

    $500,000
  • 04-MAY-2020
    Liechtenstein

    private donors

    $102,775
  • 30-APR-2020
    Singapore

    private donors

    $200,000
  • Malaysia

    private donors

    $232,698
  • South Africa

    private donors

    $61,135
  • Greece

    private donors

    $81,095
  • Japan

    private donors

    $2,338,794
  • Republic of Korea

    private donors

    $7,692,788
  • Egypt

    private donors

    $684,950
  • China

    private donors

    $842,342