Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning on Wednesday. Several hundred African migrants charged the barbed-wire border fence in Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla with many managing to get across while dozens of others were beaten back by Moroccan and Spanish police Read more
Migrants drink water as they sit on Spanish soil after jumping a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Spain says around 700 African migrants have rushed the barbed wire border fences and although police repelled most, 140 managed to enter Spanish territory.
Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Officials said several hundred African migrants tried to cross barbed-wire border fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco but most were turned back by security forces from both sides. An Interior Ministry spokesman in Melilla said the migrants attempted to scale the fences several times early Friday and a handful managed to get across. Read more
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A would-be immigrant stands next to tents outside the temporary immigration centre in Melilla, Spain. Approximately 500 would-be immigrants entered Melilla on March 17 from Morocco, forcing the centre to shelter about four times its capacity.
A man walks with his camels in M’hamid el-Ghizlane, in the Moroccan southern Sahara desert.
Immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa’s harbour after being rescued off the Spanish coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said. Read more