Brief summary for September 2016 of crossings by sea and land and repression at the border between Morocco and Europe.
In September, there were still many attempts to cross by sea or land from Morocco towards Spain.
-More and more Maghrebians (Algerians and Moroccans) try to cross.
-Two attacks at the fences: the first one in Melilla with 100 Bozas, the second in Ceuta with more than 200 people. In Ceuta they were met by heavy repression by Moroccan and Spanish police, pushbacks, many were seriously injured and deported to the south of Morocco. 4 people bozaed.
-A high number of “pateras” try to cross, it is often difficult to know the exact number. There are more and more bozas, but also more and more travellers intercepted by the Moroccan marine.
-Some questions arise about the faith of migrants arriving at the Spanish coasts: Some associations denounce detention of migrants upon their arrivals. At the same time medias present interceptions as “rescue operations”.
July and August 2016
1000 bozas at the Andalusian coast.
17 pateras to Almeria, 353 Boza
52 migrants left without care and arrested by the police upon their arrival.
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