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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
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
From file: A group of Moroccans cross the Straits of Gibraltar on an inflatable boat in 2018 | Photo: Reuters / Jon Nazca
From file: A damaged pirogue on a Senegalese coast | Photo: Reuters
Serge (right) was among 67 people saved by the Spanish Red Cross in the Atlantic Ocean | Photo: Private
Migrants arrested in Laayoune are often sent into the desert near the Algerian border | Photo: Private
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