• Crisis Severity ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    1.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
     
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 308 Fatalities in all crises [?]

Overview

29/05/2019

Morocco is a transit and destination country for mixed migration flows, mostly from Sub-Saharan countries. Additionally, Morroco is a country of origin for thousands of economic migrants and asylum seekers trying to reach Europe. The total number of migrants is unknown, with estimates varying extensively. Protection issues are reported due to continued mass arrests and deportations towards the southern border. Migrants are forced to hide to avoid being arrested. The situation is particularly concerning around the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla where asylum seekers try to cross and are violently pushed back. Most migrants in transit to Europe live in informal settlements with very poor or no WASH infrastructure, inadequate shelter arrangements and limited access to food because they lack livelihood opportunities.

Morocco is vulnerable to natural hazards such as droughts, floods, earthquakes, windstorms, and landslides, which result in significant economic losses and impact on the livelihoods of people affected.

INFORM measures Morocco’s risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster for 2019 to be medium at 4.2/10; vulnerability is measured at 3.4/10 and lack of coping capacity at 4.9/10. ?

Latest Developments

07/06/2019

No recent significant humanitarian developments. The situation is being monitored by our analysis team.

Key Priorities

29/05/2019

Protection: Migrants in Morocco are at risk of arrest, deportation and labour exploitation.

WASH: WASH infrastructure in informal settlements is a specific concern as access to clean drinking water is not ensured and sewage system outdated and/or non-functional.

Health: Access to health facilities remains very restricted, however reliable data is unavailable.

Information Gaps and Needs

29/05/2019
  • Figures and specific needs of the migrant population in the country residing in informal settlements is unknown or unreliable.