November 27, 2020

The arrival of Canarian boats is multiplied by 11 and exceeds the rest of the country

Canary received as of November 15, 16,760 immigrants rescaped in patera or cayuco on its coasts, eleven times more than in the same period 2019, a figure that already exceeds the irregular who have arrived by sea to the rest of Spain to date, 15,260.

The Ministry of the Interior has published its last fortnightly report on irregular immigration this afternoon, which shows to what extent the arrival of boats to the islands has accelerated: only from November 1 to 15, 5,351 people have arrived in the Canary Islands, an average of 356 per day.

If the comparison is opened to the last 30 days, it is observed that from October 15 to November 15, 8,658 people have arrived in the Canary Islands (288 daily); Or what is the same, In the course of a month, the archipelago has received more immigrants by boat than from January 1 to October 15, period that closed with 8,102 people.

Despite the reactivation that the Canary Route has been experiencing for some time, until November 1 the flow of irregular by sea to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands exceeded that of the Canary Islands by almost 3,000 people (14,252 compared to 11,409).

The last two weeks have ended up turning the statistics and the balance of the Canary Islands exceeds by 1,500 people that of the rest of the country (16,760 compared to 15,260).

And this because, while the traffic of people by boat through the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea continues to fall at a rate of 22.8% year-on-year, that of the Canary Islands has shot up 1,019%.

Another consequence of the enormous growth that is being registered in the Canary Islands is that the total balance of arrivals by sea to Spain no longer decreases compared to 2019, but now increases by 45%, to reach a total of 32,427.

The balance is completed with the 398 immigrants arrived by boat so far this year in Ceuta (156 less, -28.2%) and the nine from Melilla (469 less, -98.1%).

Regarding the entry of illegal immigrants through the fence that delimits the land border of Spain and Morocco in Ceuta and Melilla, their number has been reduced by 70.8%, to remain at 1,519 immigrants.


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