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  • The Spanish military has set up a camp to ease pressure on more than 2000 migrants stranded at a harbor on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

  • Local authorities have become overwhelmed after a wave of arrivals trying to reach European shores during recent days.

  • A wave of people fleeing from mainly African countries arrived earlier this week before the camp of 23 tents with capacity for just 200 people were set up alongside an old military warehouse with reception centers across the island stretched to capacity.

  • Some have been stuck on the dock for days.

  • The situation is a similar scene elsewhere on the continent, stressing pictures were released by the Spanish Open arms NGO this week of a dinghy carrying around 100 migrants rescued as they crossed the Mediterranean.

  • Six bodies were later pulled from the sea, including that the six month old baby named Joseph I Loathe Video was released by open arms in order to remind people of the dangers encountered by migrants during these treacherous ocean crossings.

  • Although with heightened security in the Mediterranean, more migrants are trying the Atlantic route.

  • Gran Canaria and the other Canary Islands lie around 60 miles off Morocco's west coast on the number of migrant journeys, has seen a 10 fold jump this year, 15,404 people have so far braved the perilous Atlantic crossing.

  • But that number is still far from the peak of more than 30,000 arrivals in 2006.

The Spanish military has set up a camp to ease pressure on more than 2000 migrants stranded at a harbor on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

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Spanish military sets up camp for migrants as authorities struggle

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/13
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