Passages February and March 2016

A non-exhaustive summary of crossings from Morocco to Spain.

In February one could see that people are increasingly heading towards the Canary Islands, which is a highly dangerous route. Probably due to the closure of the borders in northern Morocco and the forced displacement of subsaharan migrants to the south of the country, people are taking more risks.

In the street of Gibraltar push-backs are getting more and more frequent since the coordination between Morocco and Spain is intensifying. Seeing the closure of borders at the Balkans and the agreements between the EU and Turkey for stopping migration, new routes will be chosen by migrants and their facilitators for finally reaching Europe. Lets be attentive and ready to host and support people on their way!

 

01/02 Almeria

10 Boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7319930/02/16/Rescatados-diez-inmigrantes-de-una-patera-frente-a-las-costas-de-Almeria.html

02/02 Motril

25 Boza in a boat which left the 31/01

http://www.eldiario.es/andalucia/Rescatan-patera-inmigrantes-Granada-buscada_0_480152007.html

http://watchthemed.net/index.php/reports/view/436).

03/02 Motril

10 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/andalucia/granada/Salvamento-Maritimo-inmigrantes-magrebies-Motril_0_480502016.html

03/02 Ceuta

12??

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Buscan-patera-inmigrantes-inmediaciones-Ceuta_0_480502225.html

04/02 Aquas de Canarias

Salvamiento Maritimo searches for two boats with 41 and 56 migrants since 2 days in Canary Islands waters.

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/Salvamento-Maritimo-pateras-inmigrantes-canarias_0_480852993.html

41 ????

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7323837/02/16/Salvamento-Maritimo-retoma-este-miercoles-la-busqueda-de-una-patera-que-salio-de-Cabo-Bojador.html?utm_source=crosslink&utm_medium=twitter

05/02 Ceuta

Attack on the fence

4 Boza among 2 in hospital

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7330525/02/16/Cuatro-inmigrantes-acceden-a-Ceuta-tras-un-intento-de-salto-en-grupo-del-perimetro-fronterizo-y-dos-son-hospitalizados.html

06/02 Comemoration 6th of February

https://beatingborders.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/le-6-fevrier-2016-400-manifestent-a-rabat/

07/02 Gran Canaria

50 Boza, amongst them 9 women after 4 days at sea. A second boat with 59 people went missing. The 8th february 8 dead people were found.

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/traslado-muelle-Arguineguin-patera_0_481902265.html

07/02 Tarifa

12 Boza amongst them 3 women and a baby

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Rescatados-doce-inmigrantes-Estrecho-Gibraltar_0_481902055.html

http://watchthemed.net/index.php/reports/view/438.

07/02 Ceuta

Boat intercepted by the moroccan police: 1 dead, 1 missing and 5 people rescued.

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Buscan-patera-inmigrantes-costa-Ceuta_0_481902039.html

http://watchthemed.net/index.php/reports/view/437

08/02 Gran Canaria

Search for a boat with 28 people coming from Mauretania.

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/Salvamento-Maritimo-Canarias-partio-Mauritania_0_482251913.html

08/02 Gran Canaria

42 Boza, amongst them 9 women and 6 children, after 6 days at sea. 15 people in hospital, 2 in critical state. Seven people died on the way, one rescued person died in hospital.

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Salvamento-rescata-ocupantes-Gran-Canaria_0_482251809.html

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/Gobierno-confirma-fallecieron-inmigrantes-rescatada_0_482952326.html

http://www.eldiario.es/desalambre/inmigrantes-pueden-acabar-abandonados-comisaria_0_483652321.html

09/02 Gran Canaria

Still searching for 2 boats with dozens of migrants at sea since several days.

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/Salvamento-buscando-patera-domingo-Mauritania_0_482601986.html

http://www.europapress.es/epsocial/inmigracion-00329/noticia-reanudan-busqueda-patera-partio-mauritania-canarias-28-personas-20160209102353.html

12/02 Gran Canaria

Stopping the search for a boat with 28 migrants!

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/Suspendida-busqueda-patera-domingo-Mauritania_0_483651949.html

13/02 Ceuta

12 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Doce-inmigrantes-menor-desembarcan-Ceuta_0_484001775.html

17/02 Ceuta

29 Boza, saved by the Red Cross of Ceuta, several people in hospital.

http://elpueblodeceuta.es/not/3030/el-erie-de-cruz-roja-atiende-a-29-personas-en-la-ultima-semana/

18/O2 Melilla

Around 100 people attack the Melilla fences: 10 of them being pushed-back, moroccan police being very violent. Many of the people were injured and all of them deported to Tiznit.

http://elfarodigital.es/melilla/sucesos/180280-intento-de-entrada-masivo-saltando-la-valla-de-madrugada.html

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/centenar-inmigrantes-intentan-saltar-Melilla_0_485751617.html

10 violent push-backs, many injured. (UNHCR)

http://www.acnur.es/noticias/noticias-de-espana/2415-2016-02-19-19-38-17

18/02 Ceuta

13 Boza

https://www.facebook.com/notes/cruz-roja-ceuta/el-erie-de-inmigraci%C3%B3n-de-cruz-roja-ceuta-atiende-a-13-personas-en-la-zona-de-ju/971895066238452

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/trece-inmigrantes-desembarca-playa-Ceuta_0_485752430.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgC34dEUzB4&feature=youtu.be

18/02 Tarifa

11 Boza http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Rescatados-inmigrantes-volcar-Estrecho-Gibraltar_0_485752431.html

19/02 Tanger

22 people pushed-back, 1 person from Ivory Coast went missing at sea.

http://www.yabiladi.com/articles/details/42611/ceuta-marine-marocaine-secouru-patera.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=social

« The Guardia Civil surrounded us, the Marine Royale came and attacked us, we fell into the water and Koné was staying in there and yet not found, search for him! »

19/02 Melilla

3 Boza hidden in a car.

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Rescatadas-personas-ocultas-vehiculo-Melilla_0_486102396.html

22/02 Ceuta

10 Boza

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/180559-salvamento-maritimo-rescata-a-diez-inmigrantes-a-tres-millas-de-ceuta.html

22/02 Tarifa

5 Boza

Sedrick Royal

#‎BOZAR‬ ‪#‎TANGER‬‪#‎TARIFA‬ UN CONVOI (PATERA) DE 5 PERSONNES 1FEMME ET 4 HOMMES RESCAPÉ PAR ‪#‎SALVAMENTOMARÍTIMO‬

23/02 Tarifa

3 boats, 28 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Rescatadas-personas-pateras-aguas-Estrecho_0_487501432.html

http://watchthemed.net/index.php/reports/view/451)

29/02 Ceuta

7 Push-backs?

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Marruecos-rescata-patera-inmigrantes-Ceuta_0_489601370.html

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Buscan-patera-inmigrantes-costa-Ceuta_0_489601260.html

29/02 Tarifa

11 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Rescatados-once-tripulantes-patera-Tarifa_0_489601237.html

01/03

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno Mar 2 Tangier Medina, Morocco

Las 31 personas #patera a salvo no por los servicios de rescate, sino por la solidaridad de pescadores #nomastragedias

02/03 Ceuta

10 deportations

 ‏@HelenaMaleno Mar 2

#devolucionencaliente en el agua #ceuta, de 10 #personas que iban en una #toy #fronterasur #nomastragedias

02/03 Ceuta

19 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Detienen-subsahariano-acusado-pilotar-inmigrantes_0_490301120.html

03/03 Ceuta

29 Boza in 3 boats, 11 intercepted by the moroccan marine and 10 deported.

http://www.salvamentomaritimo.es/sm/sala-de-prensa/salvamento-maritimo-rescata-a-29-personas-de-3-pateras-localizadas-en-el-estrecho-2/

03/03 Tarifa

2 boza

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Rescatan-ocupantes-velero-deriva-Estrecho_0_490651197.html

04/03 Gran Canaria

25 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/Localizada-patera-millas-Gran-Canaria_0_490651999.html

http://ht.ly/Z434D

05/03 Algeria

http://m.voaafrique.com/a/alger-veut-reconduire-des-centaines-de-migrants-africains-apres-la-mort-dun-algerien-/3219841.html

05/03 Tarifa

16 Boza

06/03

20 people in a boat which disappeared?

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7400263/03/16/Reanudada-la-busqueda-de-la-patera-con-unas-20-personas-a-bordo-en-el-mar-de-Alboran.html

09/03

One boat in distress sent back to Morocco.

http://www.watchthemed.net/index.php/reports/view/472

10/03 Ceuta

18 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Grupo-Inmigrantes-desembarcan-Ceuta-patera_0_493100700.html

11/03 Ceuta

18 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Guardia-Civil-rescata-inmigrantes-Ceuta_0_493450848.html

12/03 Almeria

30 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Rescatan-inmigrantes-menores-gracias-velero_0_493801017.html

15/03 Ceuta

9 people intercepted by the Moroccan Marine.

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Rescatan-patera-inmigrantes-Estrecho-Gibraltar_0_494851706.html

16/03 Ceuta

14 Boza, amongst them severly injured.

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/182273-el-rescate-mas-dramatico-en-juan-xxiii.html

18/03 Ceuta

14 push-backs.

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno Mar 18 Tangier Medina, Morocco

14 #personas #patera #ceuta nos cuentan que han sido víctimas devolución en caliente en el agua, como en #lesbos pero más cerca

20/03 Ceuta

8 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/desalambre/Buscan-patera-inmigrantes-costa-Ceuta_0_496600458.html

20/03 Melilla

300 migrants attacked the fences in two groups. No Boza. Push-backs? Detention?

http://elfarodigital.es/melilla/sucesos/182588-g-civil-y-marruecos-evitan-2-saltos-a-la-valla-de-melilla-de-300-inmigrantes.html

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Guardia-Civil-Marruecos-Melilla-inmigrantes_0_496600594.html

And a speculative push-back

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/182557-un-subsahariano-se-encarama-en-la-frontera-para-evitar-su-devolucion.html

Info from Gourougou:
We got the info from Gourougou that 32 people bozaed, 24 people are injured (some of them with MDM in Nador) and 52 people were deported to Saafi and Tiznit.

2O/03 Almeria

42 Boza

SALVAMENTO MARÍTIMO Verified account @

S/Denébola recogió ayer a 42 personas de origen subsahariano en la isla de Alborán.Desembarcados en #Almería

21/03 Ceuta

14 Boza amongst them 4 women

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Guardia-Civil-Marruecos-Melilla-inmigrantes_0_496600594.html

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Catorce-inmigrantes-mujeres-desembarcan-Ceuta_0_496950418.html

21/03 Gran Canaria

51 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/rescatada-millas-Cabo_Bojador-Canarias_0_496951125.html

28/03 Ceuta

18 Boza

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/183051-18-vidas-a-salvo-en-juan-xxiii.html

Other related Information:

01/02 Agreement of „cooperation“ between Germany, Sweden, Greece and Morocco

http://www.libe.ma/L-Europe-se-bunkerise-Le-Maroc-dit-oui-au-retour-de-ses-migrants-irreguliers-dans-le-cadre-d-accords-bilateraux_a71221.html

 

10/02 Gran Canaria 2015

Clear increase of passages in 2015

Frontex statistics: 874 Boza in 2015, 695 from 2012 to 2014 (170 in 2012, 250 in 2014 and 275 in 2014).

http://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/sociedad/llegada-pateras-Canarias-triplico_0_482952218.html

24/02: Frontex: Morocco Helps Spain to Stem Illegal Immigration

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2016/02/180335/frontex-morocco-helps-spain-to-stem-illegal-immigration/

February in Ceuta

200 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/inmigrantes-entran-ilegalmente-Ceuta-febrero_0_490651083.html

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