Immigration: Japanese Ambassador Commends Morocco’s Leadership in Africa

On high royal instructions, Morocco has put in place, since 2014, a national strategy of migration and asylum, making the Kingdom a leading country in the field, the Japanese diplomat told MAP on the sidelines of the launching ceremony of the project “Strengthening mental health and psychosocial support services and their access to migrants in Morocco”, initiated in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the financial support of the government of Japan.

For her part, Ana Fonesca, Head of Mission of the IOM in Morocco, praised the achievements of Morocco in the field of migration, congratulating the Kingdom for its leadership in the field and for the work done during the health crisis of Covid-19, including the vaccination campaign which benefits Moroccans and foreigners on an equal footing.

“Morocco is making every effort to improve the situation of migrants,” she noted, welcoming the launch of this project which aims to facilitate access to mental health services for migrants.

For his part, Director of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Mohamed Lyoubi, said that Morocco, through the ministry of Health, is committed to ensuring the mental health of Moroccans and migrants on an equal footing, adding that since the launch of the national strategy of migration and asylum, Morocco invests in developing new visions for migration issues, including the matter of access to health services for migrants.

In this regard, the ministry has created platforms dedicated to migrants to support them and ensure their access to basic care, he noted, welcoming the launch of this project which is the result of a partnership between the IOM as well as the ministry in charge of Moroccan Expatriates and the health department, with the support of the Embassy of Japan in Morocco.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse