Norway allocates around € 400,000 to the programme of voluntary return of stranded migrants in Morocco


The ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway Merethe Nergaard, and the head of mission for the UN agency for migration (IOM), Ana Fonseca, have signed an agreement by which the Kingdom of Norway contributes, to a total of 4 .000. 000 NOK (a little over 400 .000 euros) on the program “RAISE ” (voluntary Return and reintegration for stranded migrants in Morocco), said the IOM in a press release.

“We are pleased to continue our support of the RAISE programme, and to contribute thereby to the efforts of the IOM and the moroccan government aimed at assisting migrants in distress, who express their willingness to return voluntarily to their countries of origin,” said Marianne Hagen, State secretary in the Norwegian ministry of foreign Affairs, quoted by the press release.

A help which comes at a time when Morocco has in recent years become a point of important passage for migrants, including from sub-saharan Africa, wishing to go to Europe.

As reported in the IOM on its website, the program AVRR (assisted voluntary return and reintegration (avrr) is to assist vulnerable migrants and in distress, who wish to voluntarily return to their country, but who can’t make it on their own…


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