Category: Spain


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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Migrant death toll rises along Morocco-Spain route

Migrants are choosing ever more dangerous routes and putting their lives at risk as southern European nations crack down on...
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Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean exceed 2,000 this year

After another 17 migrants died on the journey across the Mediterranean on 5 November 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner...
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Morocco navy fires at migrant boat, wounding boy

The Morocco navy opened fire on a boat transporting migrants from the North African country to Spain, wounding a 16-year-old boy...
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Hundreds rescued as Spain becomes new migrant destination

Spain’s coastguard service, the Salvamento Maritimo, says at least 479 people were rescued between 14 and 15 July, while...
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Mediterranean Sea claims more migrant lives off Tunisia, Turkey and Spain in one weekend

At least 112 migrants lost their lives on 3 June when their boat capsized off the Tunisian coast during an attempt to cross the...
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Gang kidnapping migrants for ransom arrested by Spanish police

On 17 May Spain’s Guardia Civil arrested a gang suspected of kidnapping migrants for ransom as they arrived from Morocco....
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