Over one thousand migrants reach Spain’s Canary Islands in single day

ARGUINEGUIN, GRAN CANARIA: Over 1,000 migrants arrived in Spain‘s Canary Islands in a single day on Saturday after making the damaging journey from Africa, together with on a ship carrying 320 folks that rescuers mentioned was probably the most packed vessel they’d ever seen.
The Pink Cross, which was serving to to deal with the migrants, mentioned a wood boat that arrived on the island of El Hierro marked a document variety of arrivals in a single boat. The earlier document was a ship carrying 271 folks that arrived in El Hierro on Oct. 3.
Saturday’s arrivals included 783 in El Hierro, 98 in Tenerife and 150 in Gran Canaria, the Pink Cross mentioned. The boats’ passengers included girls and babies.
In Gran Canaria, the coast guard towed a wood boat carrying migrants, together with a toddler, into the port of Arguineguin. Picket boats from earlier arrivals have been docked within the port.
The seven islands of the Atlantic archipelago have grow to be the primary vacation spot for migrants attempting to achieve Spain, and this yr there was a rise in tried crossings from Senegal and different African international locations.
Between Jan. 1 and Oct. 15 this yr, the islands obtained 23,537 migrants, an 80% improve from the identical interval final yr in response to official information.
No less than 1,000 folks have died making an attempt the crossing to this point this yr, in response to the Strolling Borders charity.
Spain’s appearing migration minister pledged an help package deal value 50 million euro ($53 million) on Oct. 19 to assist the Canary Islands deal with an “extraordinary migration circulation”.

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