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UN Rights Office in Probe Call, after Morocco-Spain Migrant Deaths, Texas Tragedy, Show Need for Safer Pathways

The OHCHR official urged Morocco and Spain to ensure that migrants’ human rights were protected at their joint border, and that border officers refrain from any use of excessive force

The deaths of at least 23 migrants seeking to reach Spanish territory from Morocco should be investigated urgently by both countries, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, reacting also to reports overnight of of least 50 migrants found dead in a truck in southern Texas. The Morocco-Spain border incident took…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN committee urges prompt investigation into deaths of migrants at Moroccan-Spanish border

The tragedy could have been avoided if a comprehensive rights-based approach had been incorporated in border policies

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) on Tuesday deplored the incidents that led to the deaths of at least 23 migrants as they tried to cross the border from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla last Friday. It is yet to be determined whether the victims died falling from the fence,…

Source: African Union (AU) |

The Chairperson of the AUC expresses shock at violent treatment of African migrants at Morocco-Spain border leading to deaths and injuries, calls for an immediate investigation

The Chairperson calls for an immediate investigation into the matter

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat expresses his deep shock and concern at the violent and degrading treatment of African migrants attempting to cross an international border from Morocco into Spain, with the ensuing violence leading to the deaths of at least 23 people and…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR and Spanish aid organization bring laughter to refugee children and their host community in Zimbabwe

From April 28 to May 6, three artists from the Spanish brand of CWB performed daily shows in the refugee camp and primary schools in various Chipinge District towns

The independent international group Clowns Without Borders (CWB) and UNHCR partnered to bring laughter and happiness to refugee children at Tongogara Refugee Camp and the Chipinge District communities as a prelude to commemorations marking World Refugee Day, which will take place on June 20th. Clowns Without Borders was created in…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) Hails Efforts of Morocco, Spain to Resolve Sahara Issue

Parlacen President also backed the respect of Morocco's sovereignty and territorial integrity

The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) expressed its "sincere congratulations" to Morocco following the efforts made by Rabat and Madrid to "end the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara." Parlacen President Guillermo Daniel Ortega Reyes sent a letter to Morocco's Ambassador to Guatemala Tarik Louajri, in which he expressed his "sincere congratulations…

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FIFA launches FIFA+ to bring free football entertainment to fans everywhere

A world-class digital platform created to connect football fans across the globe more deeply with the game they love

FIFA+ delivers live domestic league games from around the globe, match stats, the greatest archive in international football, premium original content, immersive global storytelling, and much more. Over 29,000 men’s matches and over 11,000 women’s matches will be streamed on FIFA+ in 2022, totalling over 40,000 matches. The first slate…

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Gelson Fernandes to join FIFA as Director Member Associations Africa

Former Swiss international midfielder Fernandes will take up the new role on 1 August 2022

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gelson Fernandes as Director Member Associations Africa. Former Swiss international midfielder Fernandes will take up the new role on 1 August 2022, with responsibility for overseeing services to strengthen the development of the African member associations through the Forward Programme. The…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Statement by the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery

Upon the invitation of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, H.E. Mr Pedro Sánchez, President of the Spanish Government, will pay a visit to the Kingdom of Morocco on Thursday, Ramadan 5, 1443 hegira

The Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery has announced that the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, will visit the Kingdom on Thrusday, April 05, 2022. Upon the invitation of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, H.E. Mr Pedro Sánchez, President of the Spanish…

Source: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) |

UNITAMS Spokesperson Welcomes Friends of Sudan Joint Statement

Spokesperson reiterated that UNITAMS will continue to work jointly with the African Union and IGAD, and Sudanese stakeholders in the next phase of the political process

United Nations Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) Spokesperson welcomes statement released by the Friends of Sudan Group on 29 March 2022, in which the member states affirmed strong support for joint efforts of UNITAMS, the African Union, and the Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) to facilitate a political…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco: Statement by the Royal Office

His Majesty the King reiterated His high appreciation for the content of the message sent to Him on March 14 by the President of the Spanish Government

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, had a telephone conversation today with the President of the Spanish Government, H.E. Mr. Pedro Sanchez. During this exchange, His Majesty the King reiterated His high appreciation for the content of the message sent to Him on March 14 by the…