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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
Map of Spain's Canary Islands (bottom left), northwest Africa and mainland Spain | Source: Google Maps
Migrants set up a tent to shelter from the rain on Gran Canaria after being expelled from a reception center, on March 5, 2021 | Photo: Borja Suarez/Reuters
Migrants wait to disembark from a Spanish coast guard vessel, in the port of Arguineguin, Spain March 16, 2021 | Photo: Reuters/Borja Suarez
A migrant is disembarked from a Spanish coast guard vessel in the port of Arguineguin on the Spanish Atlantic island of Gran Canaria on March 9, 2021 | Photo: Borja Suarez/Reuters
Hundreds of migrants hosted in camps on Tenerife demonstrated on Saturday, March 6, demanding to be transferred to the mainland | Photo: Mercedes Menendez/Pacific Press/picture-alliance
Some 23,000 boat migrants have reached the Canary Islands, Spain in 2020 | Photo: Europa Press / picture-alliance / dpa
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
Pieces of a damaged boat carrying migrants from Senegal are seen after capsized near the coast of Sal Island, Cape Verde November 19, 2020. Picture taken November 19, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Avelino
18-year-old Babacar came to the Canary Islands by boat from Senegal | Photo: Marco Wolter/InfoMigrants
Migrants from Morocco walk along the shore escorted by Spanish Police after arriving on the coast of the Canary Islands on October 20, 2020. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a wooden boat | Photo: Javier Bauluz/AP Photo
The port city of Arguineguin is at the center of the migrant influx on the Canary Islands | Photo: Marco Wolter