Morocco has the highest suicide rate in the MENA region

Morocco has the highest suicide rate in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) with 800 suicides per year.

The newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia message that 800 suicides per year. The newspaper cites these figures from a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death in Morocco in young people between 15 to 29 years.

According to WHO, the suicide rate is 5.3 per 100,000 persons in Morocco. "And this is growing every year" writes Al Ahdath, adding that Morocco on the 119th spot in the world rankings.

The WHO recommends to fix this problem that "improves the living conditions of the citizens should be". There is further no further specification.

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