Migrants Camped Outside Melilla, Spain

“Spain Melilla migrants: On a hill, in sight of Europe,” by Tom Burridge for the BBC:

Thousands of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa are living on a hill in Morocco, within touching distance of Europe.

The border fence around the Spanish territory of Melilla is all that separates them from access to Europe. In recent weeks, the authorities there say a human “avalanche” of migrants has seen hundreds scale the now fortified border fences.

Softly spoken 19-year-old Dei Doboy would “give his life” to get into Europe.

For 14 months, he says, he has lived “like an animal” in the forest on Gurugu mountain, sleeping in a cramped makeshift “bunker” made merely of stones, sticks and blankets…

 

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