The Canary Islands, located roughly 100 kilometers off the coast of Africa, have seen a large influx of migrants arriving by boat in recent years. On this week’s show, we hear from people who’ve made the harrowing journey, and those who are trying to help them start a new life.
On this week’s show, we’re looking at the refugee and migration situation on the Canary Islands.
These islands, located roughly 100 kilometers off the coast of Africa and which are part of Spain, have seen tens of thousands of people land on their shores in recent years.
This large influx of men, women and children has put a strain on the islands. With the aid response facing stark criticism over allegations of inhumane conditions in some of its transit centers.
And the ordeal has been a harrowing one for many, aid efforts have been improving. Including one local community's extraordinary efforts to create a home for minors who arrive alone.
Feature by Franka Welz, presented by Ineke Mules.
First published: January 18, 2023
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