Returning to the country in the summer, the diaspora irrigates the economy of Morocco

from all over Europe, they converge on the highways to the major ports of the South: Genoa and Savona in Italy, Sete in France, but especially the Algesiras, Mo

Returning to the country in the summer, the diaspora irrigates the economy of Morocco

from all over Europe, they converge on the highways to the major ports of the South: Genoa and Savona in Italy, Sete in France, but especially the Algesiras, Motril or Tarifa in Spain. In the years 1980 and 1990, many of the gifts promised to the family, wrapped in a blue tarp on the roof of their cars, they could spot it in the dense traffic in the summer.

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In spite of the deployment of low-cost flights, they were still to a high of 2.87 million have joined Morocco, especially by the road, between the June 5 and September 15, 2018, in the context of what Morocco calls since 2000 the"operation Marhaba", that tries to ensure their reception in good conditions in spite of their affluence sudden. This year, nearly 3 million people are expected to attend.

"The Moroccans abroad are not more entrepreneurs than any other, however, a part of them lead collective projects of development in their villages of origin"

Abderrazak El Hajri, director of the association, Migration and Development in Morocco

If these arrivals allow Morocco to measure, every summer, the huge importance of its diaspora, they do form in ...

Updated Date: 19 August 2019, 00:00

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