Canary Islands

The odds are often against migrants who set off in frail boats such as these to navigate the Atlantic's perilous currents | Photo: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images
From file: Spanish rescuers were busy this weekend, pulling people from the waters around their Atlantic archipelago, the Canary Islands | Photo: Picture Alliance / Pacific Press
From file: Boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands are seen on a beach in Gran Canaria | Photo: Reuters
File photo: Wrecks of boats used to get to Lanzarote from the African coast in Arrecife, Canary Islands, Spain, November 22, 2021 | Photo: Nicola Marfisi / Avalon
Serge (right) was among 67 people saved by the Spanish Red Cross in the Atlantic Ocean | Photo: Private
The Spanish maritime rescue services were busy in the Canary Islands in the last two days, 72 migrants were rescued, but at least 28 missing | Photo: Picture Alliance / Pacific Press
Migrants rescued by 'Salvamar Mizar' boat of Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Society arrive at Las Palmas de Gran Tarajal port, in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, 10 April 2022.EPA/CARLOS DE SA
Spain has announced it will fly back 'significant numbers' of migrants who reach the Canary Islands and do not qualify for asylum | Photo: Picture Alliance / Pacific Press
Arrival of about a dozen migrants on a small wooden boat on the Canary Islands on March 27, 2022 | Photo: Mercedes Menendez /Picture-alliance / Pacific Press
Les bateaux utilisés pour la traversée de l’Atlantique s’entassent sur l’île de Grande Canarie | Photo : REUTERS/Borja Suarez
The number of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands has increased dramatically | Photo: Picture-alliancedpa/Mission Lifeline
Migrants arrive at the Canary Islands after being rescued in the Atlantic, January 29 2022 | Photo: Reuters