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The Spanish maritime rescue services were busy in the Canary Islands in the last two days, 72 migrants were rescued, but at least 28 missing | Photo: Picture Alliance / Pacific Press
Spain has announced it will fly back 'significant numbers' of migrants who reach the Canary Islands and do not qualify for asylum | Photo: Picture Alliance / Pacific Press
Disembarkation from a Spanish coast guard vessel in the port of Arguineguin, in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, April 4, 2022 | Photo: Reuters/Borja Suarez
File photo: Wrecks of boats used to get to Lanzarote from the African coast in Arrecife, Canary Islands, Spain, November 22, 2021 | Photo: Nicola Marfisi/Avalon/picture-alliance
Arrival of about a dozen migrants on a small wooden boat on the Canary Islands on March 27, 2022 | Photo: Mercedes Menendez /Picture-alliance / Pacific Press
Les bateaux utilisés pour la traversée de l’Atlantique s’entassent sur l’île de Grande Canarie | Photo : REUTERS/Borja Suarez
The number of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands has increased dramatically | Photo: Picture-alliancedpa/Mission Lifeline
From file: Morocco is both a source and transit country for migration. Since 2019, the country has stepped up its efforts to block migrants from reacing Europe | Photo: Javier Bauluz / AP Photo / picture alliance
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
In an unrelated incident, migrants were seen waiting to disembark from a Spanish coast guard vessel in the port of Arguineguin on the nearby island of Gran Canaria, Spain, February 3, 2022 | Photo: Borja Suarez / REUTERS
From file: Migrants from Morocco sit after arriving on the coast of the Canary Islands | Photo: picture alliance/AP Photo
From file: A baby born on board a migrant boat is brought to shore by Spanish rescuers with her mother in April 2021 | Photo: Reuters