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Spain’s interior minister defends actions of border police during June incident that saw dozens killed

A video released by the NGO AMDH Nador after the migrants rushed the border SPAIN’S interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, on Wednesday sought to defend the...

Tragic discoveries of seven drowned migrants on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches in Spain

SEVEN bodies of North African migrants who may have shared the same capsized boat have been discovered on Costa Blanca and Mar Menor beaches. One...

Pressure mounts for Spain to investigate deaths of 23 migrants at Melilla border

THE United Nations has joined calls for Spain to investigate the deaths of at least 23 migrants as they tried to cross the border...

27 migrants die after overloaded inflatable boat capsizes south of Canary Islands in Spain

AN inflatable boat crammed with sub-Saharan migrants capsized 244 kilometres south of Gran Canaria, with 27 people believed to have drowned. 61 people were packed...

Network of overcrowded unhygienic flats housed trafficked migrants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional have raided six flats crammed with trafficked migrants in the north of Alicante City. The living conditions were described as 'very poor'. The...

Amnesty International slams Spain’s ‘double standards’ in dealing with refugees and migrants

THE Spanish government has been heavily criticised in the latest report by Amnesty International over its treatment of migrants. The NGO accused Spain of ‘double...

From Africa to Spain in 30 minutes: how a crime group smuggled migrants, fugitives and drugs on speedboats

AN organised crime group who used speedboats to smuggle migrants and drugs across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain has been dismantled by Spanish police. Officers...

Stolen items from Costa Blanca beach goers despatched on people smuggling route between Spain and Algeria

AN Alicante-based people-trafficking gang has been arrested in a joint Policia Nacional-Europol operation. The criminal crew ran a route between Spain and Algeria and also...

Man faces 4 years jail for kicking Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s car

A MAN who kicked Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s car and hurled insults during a protest in Spain's African enclave of Ceuta faces up to...

TRAGIC TOLL: Number of migrant drownings on perilous crossing from Africa to Spain ‘doubled’ in 2021

MORE than 4,400 migrants died trying to reach Spain last year, double the 2020 figure, according to a monitoring group. Caminando Fronteras (CM) claims that...

Migrant crossings to Spain: Number reaching Malaga last year dropped by 75.45%

THE number of people who made dangerous journeys across water to reach Malaga in 2021 has dropped by 75.45%.  Some 231 migrants succeeded in reaching...

Andalucia migrant death tragedy in Spain as dinghies sink off Almeria coast

SPAIN'S Salvamento Maritimo(Maritime Rescue) is searching for ten migrants who disappeared from two dinghies off the Almeria coast. The Salvamar Spica is spearheading the search...

Group of 19 immigrants rescued off Spain’s coast and taken to Granada

A GROUP of 19 desperate refugees have been rescued off Granada this morning. It comes after a dinghy boat was spotted southeast of Cape Sacratif...

Child dies during migrant boat rescue off Spain’s Canary Islands

AUTHORITIES in Spain have confirmed that a child who was among a boatful of migrants rescued off Gran Canaria on Sunday did not survive...

‘They have abandoned us’: Spain’s Balearic Islands plead for help to tackle ‘avalanche’ of migrant arrivals

At the beginning of the month, Formentera, the smallest of all the Balearic Islands, registered a record number of migrants, with almost 150 arriving in just three days

Gibraltar police arrest 11 migrants who crossed Strait in inflatable kayak

ELEVEN Moroccan migrants have been arrested in Gibraltar after being rescued from a kayak and a dinghy in waters close to The Rock (September...

Sole survivor found floating off Spain’s Canary Islands after migrant boat carrying 50 people overturns

A 30-year-old woman was found clinging to an overturned dinghy 135 miles off the coast of the Canary Islands and airlifted to safety. The woman,...

Two arrested for over death of more than 20 migrants attempting to reach Spain’s Canary Islands

TWO men were arrested for their alleged roles in the deaths of more than 20 migrants including a five-year-old girl who perished last month...

Campaign to get Spanish legal status for hero migrant who saved pensioner from drowning

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for officials to regularise the immigration status of a Senegalese man who saved the life of a pensioner who fell into...

Migrant girl, 5, dies during rescue off Spain’s Canary Islands after 17 days at sea

A GIRL died during a helicopter flight to hospital after dozens of African migrants were rescued from a boat off the Canary Islands. The five-year-old,...

EXPLAINER: Is the Spanish border with Morocco in crisis?

MORE than 8,000 people, including around 1,500 minors, risked their lives swimming or wading around the border fence to enter the Spanish enclave of...

Spain’s coastguard finds 17 migrants dead in boat off Tenerife

A SPANISH lifeboat found 17 people dead in a boat along with only three suvivors that had crossed from Africa towards the Canary Islands. The...

Migrant who wants Africans to stay at home wins top award in Spain

Dumped in the Sahara Desert by traffickers, Ousman Umar believed he was going to die like scores of other immigrants. However, he survived against the...

Toddler revived on quayside by medics after migrant rescue in Spain’s Canary Islands

RED Cross workers resuscitated a toddler, one of nine children among 52 migrants rescued off the Canary Islands on Tuesday evening. The young girl, thought...

500 migrants arrive in Spain’s Canary Islands over the course of Christmas

AROUND 500 migrants have arrived in the Canaries over the course of the Christmas period so far. In the course of 24 hours 404 people...

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