Report on the Situation at the Border of Spain - The Canary Islands
After border closures have made it more and more difficult for some migrants to use other routes to Europe, the Canary Islands became the main entrance for people on the move to Spain in 2020. The Spanish archipelago, which lies off the coast of north-west Africa, has experienced a massive rise in arrivals compared with the previous years.
2020 was one of the worst and most tragic years in the migratory routes of access to Spain as a whole, because of the high mortality rate of the Canary route.
This report documents the situation in the port of Arguineguín, where most disembarkations take place and conditions in Arguineguín camp, the role and response of the local government and the day by day situation.
It can be downloaded here.
Wednesday, 31st of March 2021