Irregular Migration: EU reinforces support to Morocco

December 18, 2018
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The EU is intensifying its support to Morocco to address irregular migration in response to increased migratory pressure along the Western Mediterranean Route.

The additional funding adopted under the EU emergency Trust Fund for Africa will bring the overall migration-related assistance to Morocco to €148 million in 2018. It will help step up the fight against migrant smuggling and trafficking of human beings, including through reinforced integrated border management.

By the end of the year, the EU will have committed €148 million to Morocco in migration-related assistance, including:

  • A programme to support border management in the Maghreb region.
  • A newly adopted programme worth €70 million to support Morocco in the fight against migrant smuggling and trafficking of human beings.
  • A support programme worth €40 million to help Morocco developing its border management system.


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Factsheet – EU cooperation on migration with Morocco

EU cooperation with Morocco

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – North of Africa window

EU actions along the Western Mediterranean Route

Countries covered:

  • Morocco