Melilla (Spain)

Type: City
Name: Melilla (Spain)
Country: Spain
Latitude: 35.299999
Longitude: -2.95
population: 66,419
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Child Migrants Found Hiding under Camper Van in Spain

:18Police found two Moroccan children aged eight and nine clinging to the undercarriage of a camper van as they tried to stowaway to Spain, authorities said on Thursday.Border officers found the two after the van disembarked from a ship at the southern ... [Published Naharnet - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 2 reports

Moroccan authorities raid camp of migrants waiting to cross into Spain | World news

African immigrants sit at the top the border fence as Spanish Guardia Civil officers climb to reach them. Photograph: Stringer/REUTERS Moroccan authorities have carried out raids on a makeshift camp where some 1,000 migrants were living as they waited ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 3 reports

allAfrica.com: Africa: Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco

press releaseBerlin - Spain should immediately halt summary returns of migrants to Morocco from its North African enclave, Melilla, Human Rights Watch said today. Spain should also investigate evidence that Guardia Civil officers beat migrants at the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 4 reports

Human Rights questions over Spain's policing of its borders with Morocco

at 08:05Spain’s policing of its Moroccan borders has been criticised by the international NGO, Human Rights Watch. This comes after a week in which hundreds of migrants tried to scale the six metre high border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave ... [Published GBC Television - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 9 reports

Good fences, good neighbors?

Members of the Spanish Guardia Civil look on as two members of the Moroccan Auxiliary Forces hit would-be immigrants from Africa atop a border fence with sticks, on Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on Thursday. The migrants sat on the fence for ... [Published Global Times - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Immigrants make third attempt to cross into Melilla in as many days

MADRID, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of sub-Saharan immigrants made the third attempt in as many days to cross the frontier fence which separates the Spanish enclave of Melilla with Morocco, local news reported on Thursday..The attempt took place in the ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Interior Ministry is sending 475 extra Police and Guardia Civil to Ceuta and Melilla

It follows the arrival of nearly 2,000 immigrants in 36 hours trying to enter Spain.A meeting in the Interior Ministry took the decision to strengthen the borders at Ceuta and Melilla, a decision which the Minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz , who had presided ... [Published Typically Spanish - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 6 reports

Morocco: “dysfunctions” led to huge influx of migrant boats to Spain

Morocco admitted on Wednesday that the huge influx of illegal African migrants from its territory across the sea to Spain over the last two days was the result of "dysfunctions that may have happened and that will be corrected very quickly."The country’s ... [Published El País - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 14 reports

Some 1,400 migrants try to reach Spain from Africa

MADRID – Some 700 migrants stormed border fences to try to enter Spain’s northwest African enclave city of Melilla from Morocco on...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... [Published Zambezian - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 2 reports

MIGRANTS: HUNDREDS ATTEMPT TO ENTER SPAIN, NEW ARRIVALS IN ITALY

Some 700 migrants stormed a border fence in two points today to try to enter Spain’s enclave city of Melilla from Morocco. At least 30 managed to enter, while three were injured, according to Melilla officials. Other around 50 migrants were blocked for ... [Published Misna - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 3 reports

Spain Detains 14-year-old Girl Going for Jihad

BARCELONA, Spain -- A 14-year-old Spanish Muslim girl was sent to a juvenile detention center after confessing she was headed for the Middle East to join the jihad.The girl, who has not been publicly identified, was arrested last Saturday in the North ... [Published AINA - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 3 reports

Spanish Police Detain Two Girls Bound for Jihad in Syria

The Spanish National Police have detained two young girls in the Spanish North African exclave of Melilla – one of whom is thought to be about 14 – while they were preparing to travel to Morocco to meet with a network of recruiters from Al Qaeda, ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 05 2014]

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In the case of the camper van, "the two children were trying to reach Spain hiding below the undercarriage of the vehicle and clinging onto it, putting their lives in grave danger" it said
The first raid came while most of the residents were sleeping, a 17-year-old from Guinea named Cheick told El Mundo newspaper. "They flattened everything they found here. They destroyed our plastic tents, burned the little food we had left and the clothes we had. What are we going to do now?"
...secure its borders doesn't give it carte blanche to abuse migrants," said Benjamin Ward, deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division. "The government in Madrid and local authorities in Melilla need to ..."
"Returning migrants to Morocco without due process could put lives at risk" said Ward. "Spain should stop these illegal pushbacks without delay."

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Moroccan authorities raid camp of migrants wait... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 22 2014]
Moroccan authorities raid camp of migrants wait... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 21 2014]
Spain: a precarious gateway to Europe for Syria... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 20 2014]
allAfrica.com: Africa: Halt Summary Pushbacks t... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 20 2014]
Africa: Spain Should Investigate Beatings of Mi... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 20 2014]
Africans Desperate To Enter Europe Face Alleged... [Published Business Insider - Aug 19 2014]
Human Rights Watch is calling on Spain to inves... [Published Typically Spanish - Aug 19 2014]
Traffic police issue 183 million euros' worth o... [Published Think Spain - Aug 18 2014]
Human Rights questions over Spain's policing of... [Published GBC Television - Aug 18 2014]
More than 1000 immigrants rescued in Gibraltar ... [Published SUR - Aug 18 2014]
Top NGO Alleges Spain Police Beat Migrants at B... [Published Naharnet - Aug 18 2014]
Jihadists prep for takeover of Spain [Published WorldNetDaily - Aug 18 2014]
Spain: Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 18 2014]
Spain: Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco [Published Human rights news - Aug 18 2014]
Tomgram: Eduardo Galeano, A Lost and Found Hist... [Published Tom Dispatch - Aug 18 2014]
Not enough refugees receive asylum [Published EuroWeeklyNews - Aug 17 2014]
Medics treating Ebola victim Miguel Pajares 'ne... [Published Think Spain - Aug 16 2014]
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Guardia Civil may be liable to prosecution [Published EuroWeeklyNews - Aug 15 2014]
Lone Baby Girl Found On Inflatable Migrant Boat... [Published Opposing Views - Aug 15 2014]
Spain's Rajoy urges EU to take tough stance on ... [Published Fox News Latino - Aug 14 2014]
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Italy: Three boat tragedies in five days on the... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 26 2014]
Source: UN High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Eritrea, Greece, Italy, Libya, Malta, Somalia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, World This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further ...
Spain: Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 18 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Morocco, Spain Investigate Beatings of Migrants at Enclave’s Border (Berlin, August 18, 2014) – Spain should immediately halt summary returns of migrants to Morocco from its North African enclave, Melilla, Human ...
Spain: Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco [Published Human rights news - Aug 18 2014]
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Spain should immediately halt summary returns of migrants to Morocco from its North African enclave, Melilla. Spain should also investigate evidence that Guardia Civil officers beat migrants at the border fence. (Berlin) ...
Record Numbers of Immigrants Flood into Spain [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 14 2014]
More than 1,200 illegal immigrants have entered Spain in the space of just two days after crossing the Mediterranean Sea, in what is believed to be the largest number of migrants to ever reach the country such a short space of time. The huge wave ...
Spain: Spain, Italy struggle with surge in Afri... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 13 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Italy, Spain 08/13/2014 18:01 GMT by Laure FILLON MADRID, August 13, 2014 (AFP) - Spain and Italy struggled to cope Wednesday with a huge surge of African immigrants, plucking more than 2,300 people from flimsy vessels ...
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