AFRICA/MOROCCO - Moroccan Association aims to create a center for street children

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 street children  


Nador (Agenzia Fides) – In order to cope with the phenomenon of street children, the Association of Moroccans Resident in Spain has proposed the construction of a reception center and guidance for unaccompanied minors in the Moroccan port town of Nador, a few kilometers away from the Spanish region of Melilla. According to information sent to Fides, the space is destined for the education of street children.
According to the head of the Association, Melilla as Nador are places of transit for these children, whose goal is to reach the peninsula and other European countries in search of a better future. Many of them do it to help their respective families who have limited economic resources. As reported by the children living on the streets, most of those who meet each other in the region of Nador and Beni Enzar arrive from Fez. They are organized in groups and survive by begging until they manage to evade controls at border posts and enter Melilla. However, there is also another reality, refers the Association: we are talking about children who arrive in Melilla with the correct documentation and are accompanied by family members. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 22/11/2016)