Two migrants sit on a fishing boat as people enjoy the beach on Gran Canaria island last month. Photo: APTwo migrants sit on a fishing boat as people enjoy the beach on Gran Canaria island last month. Photo: AP
Two migrants sit on a fishing boat as people enjoy the beach on Gran Canaria island last month. Photo: AP

Migrants trying to reach Europe pushed to brave deadly Atlantic Ocean

  • More than 250 people are known to have died or gone missing so far this year trying to reach the Spanish Canary Islands off West Africa
  • The increase in traffic comes after the EU funded Morocco in 2019 to stop migrants from reaching southern mainland Spain

Topic |   Europe’s refugee crisis
Two migrants sit on a fishing boat as people enjoy the beach on Gran Canaria island last month. Photo: APTwo migrants sit on a fishing boat as people enjoy the beach on Gran Canaria island last month. Photo: AP
Two migrants sit on a fishing boat as people enjoy the beach on Gran Canaria island last month. Photo: AP
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