While Spain has committed to receive thousands of North African asylum seekers, migrants who reach its enclave cities (such as Melilla, a coastal city located within Morocco) frequently find themselves in a state of limbo. People who arrive seeking economic opportunity and reunification with family in Europe may languish in detention centers with limited access to due process and health care. Others are forcibly displaced in Morocco or brave the dangerous sea crossing to Spain.
The Fund supports activists who are shedding light on the exploitation, abuse, and trafficking of migrants at the Morocco-Spain border. They also raise critical alerts about migrant boats in peril and provide shelter and health care resources to those living in detention centers, makeshift camps, or on the streets, particularly older people and children.