While they were stuck in the middle of the conflict, between bullets, explosions, famine and thirst, then evacuated to Morocco, Moroccan women repatriated from Sudan now find themselves facing a new fate and a responsibility that they hardly expected. .
Apart from their arrival in Morocco safe and sound, as well as their children, the Moroccan nationals of Sudan were evacuated without their husbands, that is to say without a father to watch over and meet their vital needs. Each has its own story, but the situation is ultimately the same: alone, having to take on the responsibility of an entire family.
Reached by MoroccoLatestNews, some Moroccan women repatriated from Sudan told us about the problems encountered as a result of this family dispersion. They said their husbands have been able to travel to other Arab countries, including Egypt, and have applied for visas there to join them, but have not received a response for more than a month.
For FR (who prefers to remain anonymous), the story is even more tragic. This Moroccan returned from Sudan with her three children in the hope that her husband would join her after a few days to take care of them. However, the family found themselves on the streets after their savings ran out. An unexpected fate.
Today, FR and his children live in a charity association. She still hopes to see her husband again and get her little family out of this situation.
” We demand that our husbands obtain visas, because what we are currently experiencing is family dispersion. If they had informed us earlier that our husbands would not have visas, we would not have come. We would have chosen to stay with them in Sudan,” she lamented.
” We have children who are very attached to their fathers. My husband was able to go to Egypt and there he applied for a visa for Morocco, but he received no response, even if he is a wealthy person who has all the necessary guarantees“, specifies our interlocutor.
” Is our destiny dispersion? Family ? Have we been sentenced to divorce without our knowledge?“, she wondered.
” Even if we want to go to our husbands in other countries, we need passports for our children. For example, in my situation, my daughter does not have Moroccan nationality. She has applied for nationality, but because she is not registered in the civil registry, the procedure requires hearings, i.e. a long procedure“, explained FR
And to add: The King repatriated us to our dear country and it is an indescribable pride, but when we came here we did not find any help […] My husband is an international expert and a veterinarian with employment contracts in major Arab countries. All he wants is to see his little girl“.
For her part, SH, who also arrived in the country with her three children, the youngest of whom is less than six months old, and without a husband, says: “ We left in a hurry. We only took what was necessary. I didn’t bring any money, jewelry, necessary papers or anything, on the pretext that our husbands would join us via Egypt, but that didn’t happen“.
Her savings are also exhausted, her husband owns land in Morocco but she cannot dispose of it in his absence. ” Today we are neither married nor divorced […] My children’s situation changed overnight. Before, they led a very good life, ate what they wanted and had a car that took them where they wanted, and today they are suffering“, continues SH
” We only ask for a visa for two or three months, so that our husbands can come to visit their children, and bring everything necessary to continue living without complications.“, she asked, pointing out that ” the fact of not granting them a visa is a very ungrateful decision. If there is a way to go back to Sudan, I will come back, because we can’t live like this“.
The story of most of the women repatriated from Sudan following the ongoing clashes is similar to that of FR and SH who suffer from this dispersion or family breakdown. Moreover, the families of some, despite their great love for their daughters, do not have enough resources and are unable to help them improve their situation, and this is further aggravated as Eid Al Adha approaches. .