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The meso-geographical migration patterns in the Oum Er Rbia and Souss Massa basins, as well as the local migration patterns at the study locations, demonstrate that climate considerations are not the only reasons driving large-scale population shifts. Instead, they eventually have an evil consequence. As a result, migration becomes a component of the gradual transition of agrarian societies. Transfers, financial assistance for families, investments in family farms, and group actions taken by migrants or their associations are all signs that communities in their home countries are becoming more resilient due to emigration.
What signs of climate change are there in various parts of the basin? What effects is it having on the agricultural and water systems that are currently in place? And how do these effects change the patterns of migration seen at the local and regional levels? These are the main issues that this study focuses on.
The report was produced in the context of the CMI-led program on “Water Security Nexus in North Africa: Catalyzing Regional Coordination Around Climate Change, Resilience and Migration”, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
Citation: Aderghal, M., Amzil, H., Aouragh, M., Zelfi, A., Talbi, M., El Kayhal. R. El Ghachi, M., Nafaa, K., El Khider, A. (2022). Difficult Terrain: Water, Climate Change and Migration in Morocco - Combined Case Studies. The Water Security Nexus in North Africa – Catalyzing Regional Coordination Around Climate Change, Resilience and Migration” Project. Marseille: Center for Mediterranean Integration and UNOPS.