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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...

CANARY ISLANDS: Migrant arrivals surge to more than 1,000 in 48 hours

MORE than 1,000 migrants have arrived in hundreds of small boats on the coats of Spain’s Canary Islands in just 48 hours. It is thought...

Four migrant boats sighted in one day off Costa Blanca, Covid-19 tests done on all passengers

A MIGRANT boat was intercepted off the Torrevieja coast on August 28, with 16 people onboard - four of whom were children, one a...

Guardia Civil officer busted smuggling migrants into Spain’s Andalucia inside his car

The man has been arrested, together with his 23-year-old Moroccan wife and two other collaborators,

Number of migrants arriving on Spain’s Canary Islands in first half of 2020 increases sixfold compared to 2019

THE number of migrants arriving to the Canary Islands in the first half of this year has increased sixfold compared to the same period in 2019.

Ministry of Interior authorises first transfer of migrants from Melilla to mainland Spain since the lockdown started

THE Ministry of Interior has authorised the first transfer of migrants from Melilla to mainland Spain.

Around 50 migrants successfully jump the fence and enter Spain’s Melilla, in the largest illegal entry since May 2019

AROUND 50 migrants have successfully entered Melilla illegally this morning from Morocco.

Spain refuses 94% of all refugee applications rescued by Aquarius rescue ship

INFORMATION released through Spain’s transparency act has revealed that the country has refused almost all applications from refugees rescued by the search and rescue...

Family donates flat to migrants on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A FAMILY in Malaga has donated its flat to three migrants.

Spain launches rescue bid for over 60 migrants missing off Costa del Sol

Two vessels were intercepted containing 50 and 69 migrants from Africa, including 26 women and five children

FOREIGNER: The Spanish film about a British tourist, an expat and a boat full of illegal migrants, is up...

The shocking series of events slowly unravel as Mark (played by Josh Taylor) goes out with an old friend on his speedboat into the shimmering Med

Migrants intercepted off Costa Calida as ‘steady flow’ resumes following respite from gota fría storms

GUARDIA Civil have apprehended four unauthorised migrants that reached the municipality Águilas on Tuesday night. Eleven more were caught as they landed close to Cartagena,...

Spain rescues some 200 migrants off the Andalucia coast

This has brought the total number of people rescued in the Western Mediterranean to nearly 400 in just the last week

Spain sends in navy to save hundreds of migrants trapped aboard rescue ship ‘Open Arms’

Conditions aboard the vessel have been worsening and several migrants have jumped overboard

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