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South-African Think-tank Lauds Morocco's 'Humanist and Responsible' Migration Strategy

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South-African Think-tank Lauds Morocco's 'Humanist and Responsible' Migration Strategy

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) praised Morocco's migration policy, noting that this strategy is "comprehensive, humanist and responsible."

In 2013, Morocco introduced a new migration strategy that authorities said was ‘more comprehensive, humanist and responsible’, the Pretoria-based think-tank said in a new report.

In 2014 and 2016, some 50,000 migrants were allowed to legalise their presence in the country with a one-year residence permit, which was extended to three years in 2017, it added.

The issuing of residence permits in Morocco is strict, so this was "a significant development that could be strengthened even further with the adoption of a law on asylum and migration," the source added.

The international community should try to anticipate shifts in migration flows in the region and provide technical support so countries can pass adequate laws, the ISS noted.

MAP 11 July 2018