Morocco Dispatches Immediate Humanitarian Aid To Sub-Saharan Immigrants – OpEd


In accordance with the spirit of solidarity driving all components of the Moroccan nation, King Mohammed VI gave his orders to immediately dispatch a significant humanitarian aid to Sub-Saharan immigrants who were deported massively by Algerian authorities towards the north of Niger. An operation that was qualified by international media as “the biggest hunt for the black man since independence”.

The aid will be provided by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI) and the Interior Ministry. The plane transported the first batch of aid including family tents, blankets, basic foodstuff and other critical supplies.

According to the statement, the aid covers the basic needs of the most vulnerable people who are affected by that massive expulsion. It also aims to help the government of Niger to cope with the influx of the deported citizens. An exceptional situation that could have dramatic implications. Morocco will provide a total of 116 tons of aid.

Through this humanitarian initiative, Morocco intends to contribute to easing the sufferings of hundreds of Sub-Saharans who were expelled arbitrarily from Algeria. An action that was denounced by Human Rights Watch and other international human rights organizations. The King ordered that this humanitarian initiative be implemented imminently and in coordination with authorities of Niger.

This humanitarian aid will provide basic needs to the expelled Sub-Saharan immigrants and support their steadfastness and alleviate their suffering in light of the difficult conditions facing them.

The Moroccan air shipments of urgently-needed emergency humanitarian aid will arrive soon to Niger to help alleviate the critical conditions of those deported immigrants who are facing severe food shortages, a situation likely to worsen besides hunger and malnutrition pose additional challenges to the health and well-being of vulnerable children and adults. The Moroccan emergency humanitarian aid will help reduce human suffering and ease that hardship in that crowded camp in north of Niger.

Once again, Morocco has shown a continuous commitment to respond to the innocent victims all over he world not only by issuing communiques denouncing aggressions against civilians but by deploying humanitarian aid in an effort to alleviate their suffering and setting up a humanitarian model in an attempt to encourage and to invite other countries to do the same.

Said Temsamani

Said Temsamani is a Moroccan political observer and consultant, who follows events in his country and across North Africa. He is a member of Washington Press Club.

One thought on “Morocco Dispatches Immediate Humanitarian Aid To Sub-Saharan Immigrants – OpEd

  • April 2, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Let’s not forget that our beloved Prophet was a refugee and an immigrant.
    Let’s not forget that our Islamic calendar is based on immigration .


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