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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
Sixty-five migrants, including 10 women and one boy, who were rescued from an inflatable boat about 50 km off the coast of Puerto del Rosario on the island of Fuenteventura in the Canary Islands, Spain, April 7, 2021 | Photo: EPA/Carlos de Saa
Las Raices camp in San Cristobal de la Laguna, in the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain, Thursday, March 18, 2021 | Photo: Picture alliance
"The cold is extreme here," one migrant said. "There are 24 people to a tent. It is horrible."
Map of Spain's Canary Islands (bottom left), northwest Africa and mainland Spain | Source: Google Maps
The Open Arms is one of the busiest private rescue operations in the Mediterranean | Photo: Open Arms
Pieces of a damaged boat carrying migrants from Senegal are seen after it capsized near the coast of Sal Island, Cape Verde November 19, 2020. Picture taken November 19, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Avelino
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
Migrants erect tents near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, March 2021 | Photo: Reuters
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