7,100 Moroccan Seasonal Workers Repatriated from the Port of Huelva

Thousands of Moroccan seasonal workers have lost their jobs following the closure of the red fruit campaign in a Spanish province.

To ensure a successful repatriation of these Moroccans, all the necessary logistical and human resources have been put in place, while respecting the health measures currently in force. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed us that “the departure will take place today at 6 pm, from the port of Huelva to Tangier”.

In this regard, PCR and serological tests, made available by the Spanish authorities, have been carried out for the benefit of all Moroccan seasonal workers, in order to preserve their health while respecting the conditions necessary for their return to Morocco.

“The operation organized today concerns 1200 workers,” the same source tells us, adding that the rest of the trips will be organized on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and the last one will be organized next week.

On this occasion, the Moroccan ambassador in Madrid, Karima Benyaich, visited Huelva with the Moroccan Consul General in Seville, Sharif Cherkaoui, and the local and port authorities of Huelva, to learn about the smooth running of the first stage of this operation. She expressed her appreciation for the commitment and sacrifice of these women, who symbolize the courage of Moroccan women, particularly in such difficult times marked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Moroccan ambassador also praised the efforts made by the Spanish authorities to ensure the smooth running of the operation.

It should be recalled that more than 80 of Morocco’s most vulnerable seasonal workers, especially those suffering from health problems, pregnant or nursing, had already benefited from a special repatriation flight on 27 June.

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