Hundreds of Immigrants Enter Spain From Morocco
Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 immigrants has entered Spain today after jumping the high fence that separates Morocco from the autonomous city of Ceuta, one of the two enclaves of this country in northern Africa.
According to police sources quoted by news media, about 800 and 900 sub-Saharan migrants attempted to jump the six-meter-high fence from the Moroccan side.
Of 500 migrants who managed to jump the border, about 350 were injured and were assisted by physicians at the Tarajal border crossing checkpoint.
Those who were unharmed waited in an esplanade in the surroundings of the Center for Temporary Stay of Immigrants (CETI), whose capacity for 512 people is overwhelmed.
The average stay in the CETI is currently 140 days.
The number of irregular migrants in Ceuta and Melilla, the other Spanish enclave in the North Africa territory, rose to 1,000 in 2016, a figure lower compared with previous years, according to data from the European Border Agency.
This situation joins to thousands of refugees who continue reaching Europe fleeing war in the worst migratory crisis in the continent since World War II.
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