Category: Spain


Lowest number of irregular migrants arriving in Europe since 2013

A total of 127,657 migrants entered Europe irregularly in 2019, meaning that irregular migration to Europe is at its lowest since...
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Eight migrants die at sea in 24-hour period while attempting to reach Spain

The bodies of eight migrants were found in a 24-hour period in December off the coast of Spain. They are among more than 1,200...
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Iraqi Kurdish smuggler sentenced to four years in Spanish prison

Shwana Rafiq, a 36-year-old Iraqi Kurdish asylee in Spain, has been sentenced to prison for his leading role in a gang that hid...
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Another 500 migrants picked up near Greek islands

At least 474 migrants have been picked up on or around the Greek islands between 16 and 17 October 2019, according to Greek...
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Germany appeals for common EU asylum policy

As irregular migrant arrivals continue to rise in Greece, German interior minister Horst Seehofer has appealed for European Union...
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Spain arrests smuggler over migrant death

Spanish authorities have arrested a people smuggler following the death of a migrant on board a boat bound for Spain from...
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Morocco and Spain dismantle smuggling rings leading to drop in migrant arrivals

The number of irregular migrants arriving in Spain from Morocco has dropped by half this year due to the two countries’ joint...
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Dozens die in boat accident off Morocco’s coast

At least 45 migrants have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Morocco to Spain, the Moroccan Navy said....
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Nearly half of recent Spain migrant arrivals report exploitation and abuse

Nearly half of the migrants and asylum seekers in Spain said they have directly experienced exploitation and abuse while...
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