The US State Department highlighted Morocco’s “considerable efforts” to combat and prevent human trafficking.
In its annual report on human trafficking in the world, presented Thursday in Washington by the head of American diplomacy, Antony Blinken, the US State Department underlines that “the (Moroccan editor’s note) government has shown globally growing efforts.
The document highlights Morocco’s adoption of the National Plan to Combat and Prevent Human Trafficking 2023-2030 as well as the national referral mechanism for victims of human trafficking. It also notes the actions aimed in particular at “improving data collection efforts” and “disaggregating cases of trafficking and smuggling”.
While emphasizing that Morocco has “intensified its overall efforts to protect victims”, American diplomacy notes that under the new national strategy, “foreign victims of trafficking could benefit from various services, including to reintegration, education, vocational training, social services and legal aid”.
“The government has stepped up its efforts to prevent human trafficking. The national interministerial anti-trafficking committee, which was administered by the Ministry of Justice and included two representatives of civil society, coordinated the government’s efforts to combat trafficking,” the same source recalls.
The State Department report finally indicates that the National Strategy 2023-2030 and the inherent implementation plan 2023-2026 were developed “in coordination with international organizations” and were “fully approved” in March 2023.