July 25, 2021

Six out of ten Moroccans under the age of 24 want to leave their country

Six out of ten Moroccans under the age of 24 want to leave their country



Six out of ten Moroccans aged between 15 and 24 want to leave their country of origin if they find an opportunity abroad, according to the findings of a survey published today by the local newspaper "L'Economiste".

The survey carried out by the organization Sunergia reveals that the motives of the desire to emigrate of 60 percent of Moroccan youth differ between those with a difficult economic situation and willing to even go out clandestinely, and those who want to emigrate in search of better training

Among the factors that lead the Moroccans to wish to emigrate are social discontent, lack of civility, lack of confidence in the government and few job opportunities.

The sociologist Jean Zaganiaris, in statements to the newspaper, explained that the common motive of people who want to emigrate is to want to "lead a comfortable life abroad" because they are convinced "that they live better outside".

Regarding the other age groups, the survey highlights that 42% of Moroccans between 35 and 44 years old expressed their desire to emigrate, 40% among people aged 24 and 34, and only one in ten Moroccans over 65 years old want to leave their country.

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