Migrant Life in Melilla, Spain

“‘I’m prepared to die to get to Europe’: migrant life in Spain’s Melilla,” from France 24’s Observers:

More and more African migrants are trying to cross into two Spanish enclaves on the coast of Morocco. For them, the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla represent a golden opportunity to escape the poverty or persecution of their homelands, and reach Europe. Mike – from Ivory Coast – is one of them. He even managed to cross the border in December.
On March 18, around a thousand migrants made a desperate attempt to scale the seven-metre high fence that separates Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla. According to local authorities, it’s one of the largest groups to have tried to do so in recent years. Several migrants were injured, others ended up in hospital after wounding themselves on barbed wire…

 

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