Thursday, February 4, 2021 was 'one of the busiest days in years' in the central Mediterranean, with over 1,000 people fleeing Libya in boats | Photo: Hippolyte/SOS MEDITERRANEE
Screenshot of website, taken on April 15, 2021 | Source: Baynana
A migrant trying to cross the Ceuta border fence on April 13, 2021 | Photo: Antonio Sempere/Lagencia/imago images
The Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea | Credit: InfoMigrants
Rescuers from the Spanish coast guard carry a coffin containing the recovered body of one of the four deceased migrants to a transfer van at the port of La Restinga, on the Canary Island of El Hierro, Spain April 12, 2021 | Photo: Borja Suarez/Reuters
Sixty-five migrants, including 10 women and one boy, who were rescued from an inflatable boat about 50 km off the coast of Puerto del Rosario on the island of Fuenteventura in the Canary Islands, Spain, April 7, 2021 | Photo: EPA/Carlos de Saa
These migrants swam to Melilla | Source: Twitter @AdelanteMelilla
Las Raices camp in San Cristobal de la Laguna, in the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain, Thursday, March 18, 2021 | Photo: Picture alliance
"The cold is extreme here," one migrant said. "There are 24 people to a tent. It is horrible."
Migrants on board an overcrowded rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, prior to being rescued by Open Arms, on February 12, 2021 | Photo: Bruno Thevenin/picture-alliance/dpa/AP
Map of Spain's Canary Islands (bottom left), northwest Africa and mainland Spain | Source: Google Maps
The Open Arms is one of the busiest private rescue operations in the Mediterranean | Photo: Open Arms