Videos of people floating near Moroccan shore show scale of migrant crisis

More than 54 thousand attempts of illegal immigration have been stopped in Morocco, 2018 alone. (Screen grab)

Videos spreading this week on social media of alleged Moroccan migrants floating near a coast in Morocco - either dead or alive - after failing to reach their final destination, show the scale of the migrant crisis hitting the North African country.

Below is the latest video uploaded by a Moroccan showing a dead body of a man who was allegedly attempting to migrate on a boat floating in the water:

Another video shows a group of migrants, who are said to be Moroccan, returning to the coast of the Moroccan city of Larach after reportedly being lost on their way to Spain.

The official spokesperson of the Moroccan government, Mustafa el-Khalfi, had announced last Thursday the stopping of more than 54,000 attempts of illegal immigration in 2018 alone.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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