Migration Trends in Morocco: Implication for the European Union

Author
Katarzyna Michalska
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The increase in irregular migration from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel has resulted in the transformation of Morocco from an emigration-only country into a transit and immigration one. EU support for Morocco focuses on the protection of the country’s borders, controlling the migration flow to Europe, and the implementation of readmission agreements. The EU also provides financial and technological support and helps to reform immigration policy. Due to the unstable humanitarian situation and growing number of refugees in Morocco, this cooperation should also include the Sahel region.
Topic
Migration, Treaties and Agreements, European Union, Refugees, Borders, Humanitarian Crisis
Political Geography
Africa, Europe, North Africa, Morocco, Sahel