Under the Presidency of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity is launching the 2022 edition of the Marhaba Operation to welcome Moroccans residing abroad on June 5, 2022.

This edition features the implementation of a global reception system in Morocco, France, Italy and Spain, as well as the opening of new reception sites within Morocc to support the returning members of the community, whose numbers are expected to be significant, a statement from the Foundation said.

The Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity has activated 23 reception areas which contribute to the Operation with all national stakeholders.

The 17 operational reception sites in Morocco are located in the ports of Tanger Med, Tanger-ville, Al Hoceima and Nador, in the entrances of Bab Sebta and Bab Mellilia, in the airports of Casablanca Mohammed V, Oujda Angad, Agadir Al Massira, Fez Saïss, Marrakech Menara and Tanger Ibn Battouta as well as in the Mediterranean, Jebha and Tazaghine rest areas.

This year two new sites were opened at the Rabat – Salé Airport and at M’Diq (Smir) rest area, the Foundation added.

Abroad, the 6 Marhaba sites are located at the European ports of Genoa, Sète, Marseilles, Motril, Almeria and Algeciras.

The usual social and medical assistance services will remain operational at the Marhaba reception sites deployed by the Foundation in Morocco and abroad. They will also be reinforced by the presence of social workers onboard long-haul ships set up during the 2021 edition of the Operation.

A workforce of nearly 1,000 people including the Foundation’s teams, social workers, doctors, paramedical managers and volunteers have been mobilized and are there to listen to Moroccans residing abroad, assist them and provide them with the necessary support and assistance.

The Marhaba phone service will be available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. It is operational, at the following telephone numbers:


– 00 212 537 20 5566 / 00 212 537 20 6666 for call from abroad

– The toll-free number 080 000 23 23 accessible from within the Kingdom

– 00 39 351 634 03 27 (Genoa) for Italy

– 00 33 6 240 737 65 for France (Marseilles)

– 00 33 6 240 737 66 for France (Sète)

– 00 34 602 389 703 for Spain (Motril)

– 00 34 631 482 637 for Spain (Alméria)

– 00 34 631 012 349 for Spain (Algésiras).