Western Sahara

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez on a two-day visit to Morocco | Photo: Moroccan Royal Palace / AP Photo / picture alliance
© 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
Migrants wait to disembark from a Spanish coast guard vessel, in the port of Arguineguin, in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, February 10, 2022 | Photo: Reuters/Borja Suarez
From file: Spanish Civil Guard rescue divers seen searching for two missing migrants at Arguineguin in the Canary Islands, May 17, 2019 | Photo: Imago
Pateras, wooden boats which are not equipped for the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean | D.Gormezano
Several other children were rescued as part of the same emergency mission | Source: Source: Screenshot of EFE, 25 October
From file: Boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands coasts, are seen piled up at Arinaga port, in Aguimes, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, on November 13, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Borja Suarez
32 migrants whose boat had drifted at sea for over two weeks arrived on Tenerife on July 1 | Photo: Miguel Barreto/Agencia EFE/Imago Images
From file: A baby was born on a boat en route to the Canary Islands, April 29, 2021 | Photo: Reuters
Migrant arriving in Ceuta,May 18. 2021 | Photo: Reuters
Migrants arriving in Libya via the Sahara Desert in 2016 | Photo: Reuters