In August, Morocco’s navy rescued hundreds of undocumented migrants in the Mediterranean.
Rabat – The Royal Moroccan Navy rescued 247 undocumented migrants in the Mediterranean on Friday, August 30.
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) quoted a military source, saying that the migrants are mostly sub-Saharan nationals. They were onboard small damaged boats in the Mediterranean.
The list of migrants included several women and children, were provided. The navy provided the necessary first aid and brought the migrants sade to Morocco’s northern ports.
Morocco’s navy rescued hundreds of irregular migrants last month. One of the latest operations took place on August 29 when the navy rescued 156 irregular migrants, including 15 women and three children.
Most of the migrants were of sub-Saharan origin.
On August 4, the navy rescued 424 irregular migrants in the Mediterranean. The list of migrants included 53 women and 16 minors. They were onboard several damaged makeshift inflatable boats on Sunday, August 4 night and the rescue mission continued into the early hours of Monday, August 5.
The navy also rescued 63 sub-Saharan migrants on August 4.
Morocco’s government foiled 57,000 irregular migration attempts in 2019. The Spokesperson of the Moroccan government Mustapha El Khalfi said on August 29 that Morocco also dismantled 100 irregular migration networks calling on shared responsibility with other countries to tackle migration issues.