Since the beginning of 2021, Moroccan police have arrested more than 12,000 people trying to leave the country using irregular forms of migration. According to their own reports, they have also dismantled 150 smuggling networks.
Morocco’s Directorate General of National Security said in a statement carried by the country’s official MAP agency that it had detained “415 organisers and mediators and 12,231 candidates for illegal immigration.”Lire la suite
Spanish police said Tuesday that they rescued 105 migrants who were adrift at sea in a small boat between the Canary Islands and the West African coast.
They had been at sea for more than two weeks but were still 440 miles from the Spanish Canary Islands and 160 miles from Nouadhibou, Mauritania.
When Spanish police arrived, many people could not walk due to exhaustion and dehydration.Lire la suite
The Spanish coast guard rescued 137 migrants who were attempting to reach the Canary Islands overnight, the emergency services said Thursday.
A pregnant woman was taken to a hospital, but the rest managed to survive the treacherous journey that has claimed hundreds of lives so far this year.Lire la suite
Spanish enclave in north Africa identifies 438 unaccompanied children and teenagers
Hundreds of children and teenagers are crammed into warehouses or sleeping rough in city parks in the Spanish north African enclave of Ceuta as their fate remains up in the air days after thousands of migrants arrived in the city.Lire la suite
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Philippo Grandi welcomed, on Tuesday, the cooperation with Morocco, highlighting the commitment and efforts by the Kingdom in favor of refugees and migrants in full respect for their fundamental rights.Lire la suite