The seasonal Moroccan worker picking strawberries will be able to return home starting July 18. Blocked in Huelva in Spain, they will be repatriated by sea from Saturday, July 18, as the Embassy of Morocco in Madrid announced in a press release.
“The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Spain, in collaboration with the Spanish government and the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, will launch, from Saturday, July 18, 2020, a repatriation plan by sea, for the benefit of 7,100 seasonal women workers, who participated in the Huelva agricultural campaign, as part of the circular migration program between the two countries », the statement reads.
“The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco would like to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, the State Secretariat for Migration, as well as the President of the Junta and the whole team of the Government of Andalusia, for their precious collaboration, their follow-up and their great interest in the situation of Moroccan seasonal workers. Our thanks also go to the Government Delegation in Andalusia and the Sub-Delegation in Huelva, for their constant support throughout this period, as well as to employers’ organizations and companies in the red fruit sector for their support during this period ”.