Morocco’s Royal Navy rescues 352 illegal migrants in just 4 days
Coast guard units of the Royal Navy, patrolling in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, have rescued, from Dec.18 to 21, a total of 352 illegal migrants, mostly from Sub-Sahara, including women and children.
According to Moroccan military source, these migrants were in distress in high sea aboard makeshift boats. After rescuing them, the Royal Navy provided them necessary medical assistance before taking them to the nearest port of the Kingdom.
Morocco has regularized the situation of over 50,000 migrants, in two campaigns, providing them protection and assistance as well as access to health care and education services, including professional and vocational training.
The North African Kingdom is a destination for sub-Saharan African migrants, who either remain in the country or use it as a gateway to Europe.