After a meeting was held on Sunday May 08, 2022 at the Association’s central headquarters with some families of Moroccans who disappeared during their attempt to secretly migrate to Europe from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya or Turkey, a demonstration took place in front of the Parliament in Rabat to find a solution to this phenomenon which continues to do damage.
Statistics confirm that tens of thousands of people have tried to migrate by sea to Europe due to the economic and social conditions in which they live, in addition to the coronavirus pandemic which has not helped matters.
On their journey to reach certain European countries, notably Spain, Moroccan immigrants have been returned to the country in an attempt by the coastguards, while others have disappeared in the Mediterranean and their fate is currently unknown.
Some of them have been imprisoned by the Spanish state after falling prey to gangs of human organ traffickers.
The consequences of the Hrig continue to affect families living a painful reality with the absence of any response despite multiple attempts by the authorities of different countries.
In this sense, the Moroccan League for Citizenship and Human Rights organized a vigil for the families of the disappeared on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, to affirm its support for the families and thus defend their right to know the whole truth about the fate of their relatives.
It is also a question of asking the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to intervene urgently in order to reveal the fate of the missing Moroccans, underlining the right of families to recover the bodies and remains of their children.
The Moroccan League for Citizenship and Human Rights also asks the parties concerned to seek the services of the International Committee of the Red Cross, whose search for missing persons has been an integral part of its activities for more than 100 years, in order to intensify its efforts and to intervene with the Spanish, Algerian, Tunisian and Libyan authorities in order to reveal the fate of the disappeared.
The Moroccan League for Conciliation and Human Rights also affirms its determination to appeal to the Head of Government, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and to all the officials involved in this file, but also to the Committee of United Nations on enforced disappearances on certain cases and thus prepare a press colloquium in order to present the results of its work and the extent of the response of the authorities concerned at the national and international level.
As a reminder, illegal immigration continues to experience a substantial influx, particularly in Morocco. More recently, Casablanca’s Sidi Moumen neighborhood was rocked by news of the deaths of a number of its young men who were considering migrating to Italy via Tunisia.
Among the 38 families residing in the Karam district of Sidi Moumen, affiliated with the prefecture of Sidi Bernoussi, some of them received the news of the death of their children, in Tunisia, after their disappearance several months ago.