Operation: Opération: Morocco



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Key Figures

2017 planning figures
100% of registered refugee children of school age will receive regular financial assistance for their education 
4,600 new asylum-seekers and refugees will be registered with UNHCR
2,300 refugee referrals to public primary health centers will be conducted
700 vulnerable refugee families will receive financial assistance on average every month
90 refugees will benefit from support for income-generating activities
2015 end-year results
 4,237  asylum-seekers registered in 2015, which represented a 125% increase when compared to 2014
1,235 asylum-seekers were identified by partners in northern Morocco and referred to UNHCR for registration as safe alternative to perilous illegal onward movement
885 vulnerable refugee households deemed vulnerable (23% per cent of the refugee population) were assisted with monthly financial assistance
40% of the refugee population were assisted with medical referrals/medical care
85% of needs for primary education were met 
83 refugee households received assistance to undertake income- generating projects
100 cases were submitted for resettlement

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2015 5,473
2014 3,048
2013 4,973


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  • 2015
  • 2017

Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

While the over 6,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Morocco come from 49 countries, more than 60 per cent of them are from the Syrian Arab Republic. Having historically been a transit country, Morocco is now also becoming a destination country for refugees. 
In September 2013, the Government of Morocco launched a new strategy on immigration and asylum. This policy laid the ground for UNHCR to transfer refugee protection responsibilities to the Government. Pending the adoption of a national law on asylum, UNHCR works with transitional structures for refugee protection and assistance. 

Refugees are residing across 44 localities throughout Morocco, primarily in Casablanca, Rabat and Oujda. Some 20 per cent of refugees have registered specific medical or protection needs.

Key priorities

In 2017 UNHCR’s operation will focus on:
•    Supporting the Government in the establishment of a national asylum system;
•    the continuation of registration and refugee status determination procedures in cooperation with the authorities; 
•    the provision of humanitarian aid and protection to refugees, particularly to the most vulnerable;
•    institutional capacity-building for national actors involved in asylum management; 
•    the implementation of durable solutions for refugees, focusing on social-professional integration or resettlement to a third country for the vulnerable.