Stranding of a canoe off Dakhla with a hundred illegal immigrants on board

A canoe ran aground this Friday at a beach located 330 km south of Dakhla. She carried on board a hundred candidates for illegal immigration.

The illegal migrants, 75 Senegalese and 25 Gambians, are all safe and sound, an informed source told us, noting that the boat had departed from a country in sub-Saharan Africa and was probably heading for the Canary Islands.

It should be noted that with the summer upturn and the lifting of restrictions on global mobility linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, the migratory truce in the Mediterranean is now a thing of the past.

In this sense, the European border protection agency, Frontex, reports a 57% increase in illegal border crossings in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.

At the beginning of June, it is recalled, more than 200 people on board 4 boats in distress in the Atlantic were rescued by the Moroccan and Spanish authorities. 62 were brought back to Morocco, and about 150 reached the Canary Islands.

From a host country, the Kingdom has also become, in recent years, a key transit point on the routes taken by migrants hoping for a better life on the European coasts.

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