On the occasion of the Global Forum on Migration and Development held in Agadir, Morocco, the Ministry in charge of Moroccans living abroad and Migration Affairs, the European Union in Morocco and the UNICEF have presented “Hijra wa Himaya”, a new project which aims at ensuring to migrant children in Morocco a better access to their rights. Migrant children in Morocco represent approximately 10% of the migrant population, 35% of them are girls.
Two thousand accompanied and unaccompanied migrant children, including victims of child trafficking, will benefit from reinforced services, particularly in the Oriental region and Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima.
Professionals of different partner sectors, such as social workers, health professionals, teachers, security officers, justice professionals and civil society actors will also benefit from this project through capacity-building activities.
A total budget of €2.4 million is allocated to Hijra wa Himaya which covers the period 2018-2021. The European Union’s contribution amounts to approximately €1.8 million.
Hijra wa Himaya – Promoting the rights of migrant children in Morocco