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From file: Boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands are seen on a beach in Gran Canaria | Photo: Reuters
From file: Migrants arriving in Spain's Canary Islands in late March this year | Photo: Mercedes Menendez/Pacific Press/picture-alliance
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
From file: A group of Moroccans cross the Straits of Gibraltar on an inflatable boat in 2018 | Photo: Reuters / Jon Nazca
From file: A damaged pirogue on a Senegalese coast | Photo: Reuters
Serge (right) was among 67 people saved by the Spanish Red Cross in the Atlantic Ocean | Photo: Private
Migrants arrested in Laayoune are often sent into the desert near the Algerian border | Photo: Private
While many of the migrants trying to reach Spanish soil are sub-Saharan Africans, there has also been a growing number of North Africans hoping to get to the Canaries | Photo: Borja Suarez/Reuters
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
© Lluis Gene, AFP | This file photo shows vessels at a 'boat cemetery' on the Spanish Canary island of Gran Canaria on November 18, 2021. On Sunday, at least 44 migrants drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of the Western Sahara. It was not clear where the boat was heading, but usually migrants leaving from that area try to reach Spain's Canary Islands.
Migrants rescued by the Spanish coast guard arrive at the port of Arguineguin, Canary Islands, Spain, April 26, 2022 | Source: Screengrab from Reuters video
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