Morocco

Independent UN expert on education finds Morocco’s children have high drop-out rates

Moroccan children, especially girls, street kids and those living in rural areas, continue to drop out of school at unacceptably high rates, driven mainly by the lack of basic services such as sanitation, water and electricity, an independent United Nations human rights expert has concluded after touring the North African country.

In remote Atlas Mountains, UN agricultural fund aids Moroccans

More than 75,000 people living in remote mountain villages in Morocco will benefit from a new $34.4 million development project to improve agricultural production, strengthen infrastructure, and diversify income sources, the United Nations agricultural fund announced today.

Morocco grants UN refugee agency access to sub-Saharan African migrants

The United Nations refugee agency has been given access to more than 40 sub-Saharans in Morocco with agency documentation and hopes to interview others later this week, an agency spokesperson said today.

Morocco promises UN refugee team access to persons of concern

Morocco has promised access for a senior United Nations refugee team that has been waiting since last week for government permission to visit sub-Saharan African migrants reportedly being held in various parts of the country, the agency said today.

UN refugee agency team still awaiting access to persons of concern in Morocco

A senior United Nations refugee agency team sent to Morocco last week is still awaiting government permission for access to sub-Saharan African migrants reportedly being held in various parts of the country, the agency said today.

UN refugee agency seeks to resolve migrant problem at Moroccan-Spanish border

Alarmed by the situation of African migrants trying to cross from Morocco into Spain’s enclaves on the southern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations refugee agency has sent a team of senior staff to the North African country to help find a solution to the problem, which claimed six lives just last week.

Job creation in Africa vital to stop crisis on Morocco-Spain border – UN official

Voicing concern over the situation of migrants trying to cross from Morocco into Spain’s enclaves on the southern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, a senior United Nations official in West Africa today warned that what is happening there now with African youth is nothing compared with what might occur within a few years.

UN food agency rushes nutritious meals to quake-hit Morocco

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a $200,000 emergency operation to assist the victims of last month’s earthquake that devastated the Al-Hoceima region in northeastern Morocco.

UN disaster team arrives in quake-hit Morocco to coordinate relief effort

A six-member United Nations Disaster and Coordination Assessment (UNDAC) team has arrived in Morocco to provide help after an earthquake yesterday killed at least 550 people near the northern port city of Al Hoceima.

Annan promises UN's help following earthquake in northern Morocco

Responding to reports of an earthquake that has killed scores of people in northern Morocco today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged the world body's assistance to the victims of the tragedy.