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From file: These migrants from Morocco were lucky to have made it to Gran Canaria | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/Javier Bauluz
From file: A migrant boat crashed onto rocks off Sal Island, Cape Verde, November 19, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Avelino
From file: Migrants continue to risk the dangerous Atlantic route from West Africa to the Canary Islands, resulting in rising numbers of recorded deaths at sea | Source: screengrab Reuters video
The three stowaway migrants had to survive for 11 days at sea before being rescued by the Spanish coast guard on November 28, 2022 | Photo: Salvamento Maritimo/Handout via REUTERS
Three stowaway migrants are seen on the rudder blade of petrol vessel Althini II after traveling from Nigeria and before being rescued by Spanish coast guard at sea near Las Palmas de Gran Canaria port, in the Canary Islands, Spain November 28, 2022 | Photo: Salvamento Maritimo/Handout via REUTERS
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
A group of migrants walks to a Red Cross tent after they disembarked from a Spanish coast guard vessel in the port of Arguineguin on the island of Gran Canaria on September 21, 2022 | Photo: Borja Suarez/Reuters
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
This would be the first time that Frontex would be working far outside the EU's external borders | Photo: Reuters
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
From file: A group of Moroccans cross the Straits of Gibraltar on an inflatable boat in 2018 | Photo: Reuters / Jon Nazca