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While many of the migrants trying to reach Spanish soil are sub-Saharan Africans, there has also been a growing number of North Africans hoping to get to the Canaries | Photo: Borja Suarez/Reuters
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
© 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
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
From file: A wooden boat used by migrants from Morocco on the shore of the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, Spain, in October 2020 | Photo: AP/Javier Bauluz
The number of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands has increased dramatically | Photo: Picture-alliancedpa/Mission Lifeline
Migrants arrive at the Canary Islands after being rescued in the Atlantic, January 29 2022 | Photo: Reuters