Spain

Spain Could Top Greece for Migrant Arrivals in 2017

Via Telegraph Spain could surpass Greece this year as a gateway for migrants entering Europe by sea, international monitors warned on Thursday, as the number of arrivals swells to treble that of 2016. Amid a crackdown on migration through Libya, more than 8,000 people have turned to the so-called Western …

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Migrants Surprise Sunbathers on Spanish Coast

Via Telegraph A rubber dingy packed with people suspected to be undocumented migrants arrived on a Spanish beach on Wednesday surprising the sunbathers. An amateur video filmed by one of the beachgoers showed around two dozen of suspected migrants scattering on the beach in Cadiz, on the southern Spanish coast. …

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Migrants Found Hidden in Fairground Rides in Ceuta, Spain

Via The Local Spain Agents used heartbeat detectors and dogs to locate the migrants who had hidden anywhere they could find — including bumper cars and a ghost train – as the vehicles carrying them waited to board ferries bound for mainland Spain, the Guardia Civil police force said. “They …

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67 African Migrants Storm into Spanish Enclave Bordering Morocco

Via RT More than 60 migrants managed to gain access to the Spanish territory of Ceuta after breaching a fence separating the autonomous city from Morocco, according to the Civil Guard and Red Cross. Fourteen people were injured during the crossing. Around 200 sub-Saharans attempted to overcome the six-meter (20-foot) …

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Migrants Once Again Drawn to Deadly Spanish Route

Via EURACTIV The number of migrants arriving on Spain’s southern coast has more than doubled in 2017 compared to last year, as they avoid passing through conflict-wracked Libya on their way to Europe. Eight boats carrying 380 people have been rescued since Wednesday (5 July) in the Alboran Sea, which …

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