Numbers of migrants and refugees arriving in Spain by boat on the increase
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According to the information received by the delegation of Associación Pro Derechos Humanos Andalucía in Cádiz, it was confirmed on the morning of 21 March 2017 that two dinghies carrying more than 50 people arrived on the coast of the Bay of Cádiz. They arrived without the need for any intervention by the authorities and, according to the Red Cross, it is believed that there have been no injuries or people lost at sea.
Since the beginning of the year to date, almost 360 people have arrived on the coasts of Cádiz provice by dinghy, as stowaways, or by swimming, including the 50 arrivals in the port on the morning of 21 March and the seven people rescued, also on 21 March, by the Maritime Safety and Rescue Society in Tarifa. In relation to the first three months of 2016, this is an increase of almost 100 people, despite the fact that March is not yet over.
Summary translation by Statewatch of: Dos pateras en El Puerto: continúa el drama migratorio en nuestras costas, Associación Pro Derechos Humanos Andalucía, 21 March 2017
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