Morocco: UNHCR mission update

Briefing Notes, 21 October 2005

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis to whom quoted text may be attributed at the press briefing, on 21 October 2005, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Just to update you, our senior headquarters team which went to Morocco on Oct. 11, met yesterday with government officials, who said UNHCR would have access to persons of concern there. Another meeting is scheduled for today in Rabat to work out concrete arrangements. Although this is primarily a migration issue involving many different actors, we agreed that UNHCR has a role to play with the asylum seekers and refugees among the larger flow of people.