March 1, 2021

Immigrants arriving by sea to the Canary Islands rise by 71% this year, up to 2,162 – La Provincia

The number of immigrants Arriving in the Canary Islands in Patera or Cayuco had risen 70.8% until December 15 with a total of 2,162 people, compared to 1,266 last year.

According to data from the Ministry of Interior to which Europa Press has had access, in the whole of Spain, until the middle of this month the number of migrants who have arrived by sea and land to Spanish territory has fallen by 50.5 percent .

Total, The number of people in an irregular situation that has arrived in the country in 2019 amounts to 30,781, compared to 62,126 that did so in the same period of the previous year.

The greatest migratory flow continues to arrive by sea and so far this year 24,796 people have entered irregularly compared to 55,621 (-55.4%) of the previous year. The number of boats has also been reduced by almost half by going from 20.60 in 2018 to 1,118 vessels this year.

Contrary to what happens in the global statistics, in the case of the Canary Islands, the number of migrants who have reached the coasts of the Archipelago has increased.

Likewise, arrivals in Ceuta have increased from 457 to 573 (+ 25.4%), compared to the decrease registered in Melilla that have increased from 866 to 730 (-15.7%)


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