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HI is sharing its expertise with Moroccan organizations to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, strengthen rehabilitation services and improve the quality of life of migrant populations.

A young girl writing on a blackboard in a classroom as a teacher looks on.

A young girl with a hearing aid writing on a blackboard. | © A. Vincens de Tapol / HI

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Humanity & Inclusion's emergency teams are responding to a catastrophic earthquake that struck Morocco on September 8. With your help, people with disabilities and new injuries will receive immediate and long-term support. Donate today.


Humanity & Inclusion began working in Morocco in 1993 and is one of the few international NGOs to have signed a headquarters agreement with the Moroccan Ministry of Cooperation and Foreign Affairs (1999). For over 20 years, HI has supported the development of a strong network of organizations of people with disabilities (OPD), building their capacity for self-advocacy and action.

Since 2011, in the context of reforms, HI Morocco has been working closely with the authorities to foster the development and implementation of inclusive public policies. The program’s collaboration has also been progressively extended to civil society organizations to promote inclusion and help meet the needs of people with disabilities and others experiencing hardship. HI is also working to improve the quality of life of migrant populations by strengthening representative organizations and improving access to vital resources such as health actors and referral mechanisms.

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Morocco: At earthquake's epicenter, communities are healing together
© Mohamed Itouhar / HI
Emergency

Morocco: At earthquake's epicenter, communities are healing together

Mohamed lives in Amizmiz, close to the epicenter of the earthquake that hit Morocco. He talks about how solidarity is helping to meet the challenges of this crisis.

Morocco earthquake survivors in need of shelter
© Bulent Kilic / AFP
Emergency Health Rehabilitation

Morocco earthquake survivors in need of shelter

Almost a week after the earthquake, the disaster's impact is alarming: more than 380,000 people have been affected by the disaster, including thousands who are homeless.

HI provides support to Moroccans affected by the earthquake
© Bulent Kilic / AFP
Emergency

HI provides support to Moroccans affected by the earthquake

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook Morocco on Sept. 8, 2023. Humanity & Inclusion has been present in the country for 30 years and is working alongside its Moroccan partners to help survivors.

Background

Map of Humanity & Inclusion's interventions in Morocco

In terms of foreign policy, Morocco continues to position itself as a bridge between Europe and Africa, developing economic, trade, security and diplomatic ties with the European Union.

Morocco is particularly active on the African continent, joining the African Union in 2016 and applying to join ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) in 2017. The COVID-19 pandemic halted national growth and led to significant job losses, causing severe tension in the labor market in a country with one of the lowest labor force participation rates in the world. The Ukrainian crisis, combined with cereal production issues caused by drought and rising fuel prices have led to high inflation, despite the subsidising of basic necessities. 

Policies to improve the social inclusion of people with disabilities are still poorly implemented, partly due to a lack of funding. People with disabilities have few dedicated services (carers, accessibility of buildings, etc.) and their inclusion in civil society remains limited. Organizations of people with disabilities are working to change this situation.

Number of HI staff: 17

Date the program launched: 1993

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