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From file: A migrant boat crashed onto rocks off Sal Island, Cape Verde, November 19, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Avelino
The number of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands has increased dramatically in recent years | Photo: Picture-alliancedpa/Mission Lifeline
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
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
Spanish police with Moroccan migrants who arrived in a rubber dinghy in June 2018 | Photo: picture alliance/AP Photo
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
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