Morocco's UN Refugee Office Closes its Doors

Cat in Rabat reports that The United Nations Refugee Office in Morocco has closed its doors after African migrants stormed the building on Saturday. “They were demanding financial assistance for accommodation and food, as well as residency papers, access to healthcare, and the right to work,” she says, adding: “There are some 10,000 illegal immigrants in Morocco all hoping to peel back the wrappers of their Willy Wonka Wonka Bars and find a gold ticket to Europe. The unsuccessful ones – a.k.a pretty much all of them – can be found on Morocco's city streets, now reduced to begging.”

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  • Omar

    From reports here in morocco including the state news agency, it has re-opened and was temporarily closed by the UN for security reasons.

    “Our office in Rabat has reopened after a demonstration by some 20 refugees in front of UNHCR’s office was dispersed in a peaceful manner by Moroccan law enforcement officials late on Thursday night,” the UNHCR said in a statement.

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