Nearly 800 migrants arrived in Spain via the "Algerian route" in the last month. This coincides with the crisis over support of the Moroccan plan for Western Sahara, which led Algeria to end the friendship treaty in June 8. The 3,619 migrants that were recorded between January and June are a 30% decrease compared to those of 2021.
There have been 14,071 migrants arriving in Spain by land and sea between June 1st and June 1, 7.1% more than last. This is due to the 30% decrease in migrants registered to the Balearic Islands or the peninsular coast. It contrasts with the 25% increase (8.741 migrants) to Canary Islands within the Moroccan route.
However, the rate of arrivals to the Canary Islands decreases when the data for the previous month are taken into consideration. At the end of May, it showed an increase of over 50% according to the balance of the Ministry of the Interior, which Europa Press consulted.
The 91% increase in land arrivals to Ceuta or Melilla was for their part. The first Spanish city has 517 migrants. This is 154 more than the same period in 2021. However, Melilla's growth was 129% after accounting for 1,089 intrusions and 615 more in the five-month calculation.
The attempted mass entry by 2,000 sub-Saharans was registered in this city on the 24th. 133 sub-Saharans were able to access the city amid clashes with Moroccan police, which left at least 23 people dead. This has led to an investigation being opened by the Prosecutor’s Office General State and the reproach of United Nations.
Europa Press has been told by police sources that half of the migrants arriving by sea via the so-called 'Algerian route,' have reached Almeria. 2022.
The 2,713 migrants from Algeria arriving in Almeria between January 1 and June 8 are divided by province: 1,344 in Almeria; 615 in Murcia; 429 in Balearic Islands; 248 in Granada; 77 in Alicante.
There were 14,170 migrants on this route in 2021, which highlights the increase in sea-bound migrants to the Balearic Islands. 2,167 migrants were recorded in 2021, compared with 1,444 in 2020, and 450 in 2019. Almeria (6.110) and Murcia (3.932) had higher numbers last year.