Five Moroccan workers repatriated from Spain after giving birth in Huelva

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One of the seasonal workers who gave birth in Spain. / Jordi Landero - Cartaya

Rabia El Kasmi (39, from Ksar el Kébir), Dounia Yekhlef (29, from Berkane), Hakima Jaouhar (41, from Fez), Samira Tayibi (30, from Bouarfa) and Laaziza Hamin (41 years, from Taourirt) had finally been able to return home.

They arrived in Huelva between January and March to work as seasonal workers in the strawberry fields. Due to the coronavirus health crisis, the five women got stranded in Spain. All of them were pregnant and were forced to give birth in Spain.

Omar (born on June 15), Mariam (June 6), Abdrrahim (May 30), Saja (May 9) and Rayan (May 29), were all born at Juan Ramón Jiménez hospital, Huelva Informacion reports.

Rabia El Kasmi arrived on March 10 and worked three months in a farm in Palos de la Frontera, as did Dounia who worked in Rociana. Hakima arrived on January 15 and since then; she had been picking strawberries in a farm in Cartaya, while Samira and Laaziza arrived on March 30. The first one worked in Rociana while the second worked in Lucena del Puerto.

The five women were able to return to Morocco on Saturday and will be able to join their families in a few days. 

7,200 Moroccan workers are still awaiting repatriation or the possible opening of the borders between Morocco and Spain.

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