Melilla (Spain)

Type: City
Name: Melilla (Spain)
Country: Spain
Latitude: 35.299999
Longitude: -2.95
population: 66,419
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

African migrants jump fence to enter Europe

THEY perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill winds whipping the cliffs of Africa’s Mediterranean coast.The 27 sub-Saharan African migrants were literally on the edge between Africa’s ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Illegal Migrant Desperate to Enter Europe via Spanish Border

Ibrahim is among many others from his country living in the Moroccan mountain, Gourougou. The 18-year-old boy does not think too much about his safety while climbing trees of 20 feet to get firewood for the camp he lives in. Evers since he left his native ... [Published TopNews Spain - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Stark reality for migrants seeking better life in Spain

Twenty feet up a tree, Ibrahim seems to have little regard for his safety as he reaches out at full stretch and snaps off branches for firewood. But since leaving his native Ivory Coast three years ago, this 18 year old has been in many more dangerous ... [Published Irish Times - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 3 reports

Spain evicts 7 illegal migrants from tiny island to Morocco

Madrid (AFP) - Spain on Wednesday sent back to Morocco seven sub-Saharan African migrants who arrived at an uninhabited Spanish island near the Moroccan coast on an inflatable boat, officials said.The migrants were spotted by Spanish soldiers on Tuesday ... [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

African migrants found on forgotten Spanish island

World Bulletin / News DeskSeven African migrants surfaced on Spain's tiny Isla del Congresso on Monday after travelling 3.3 kilometres from the coast of Morocco.The island, which just has a population of 30 Spanish soldiers, is one of three Chafarinas ... [Published World Bulletin - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

XINHUA - Spanish regions have highest unemployment in EU: Eurostat

Spanish regions have highest unemployment in EU: EurostatContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.MADRID, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish regions of Andalusia, Ceuta, Melilla, the Canary Islands and Extremadura had the highest unemployment rates of the entire European ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Spain: Rise in number of one person households

More than 4.4 million people live alone in Spain which constitutes 24% of the 18,217,300 Spanish homes.The average number of people living in a home was 2.58 last year and this year it has gone down to 2.53.According to the National Institute of Statistics ... [Published EuroWeeklyNews - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Regional unemployment highest in Spain

BRUSSELS - Over two-dozen regions throughout the Union have an unemployment rate twice the EU average.The data, published on Wednesday (16 April), by the EU’s statistical office Eurostat, says the jobless rate in 27 regions in 2013 was higher than 21.6 ... [Published EUobserver - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 12 reports

Crossing the razor-wire fence

Photo  / 15African migrants sit on top of a border fence between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla during their latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory, April 3, 2014. Spain has more than doubled the strength of security forces ... [Published Reuters India - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 2 reports

Morocco relocation of migrants stirs 'crisis' warning

Rabat (Morocco) (AFP) - Rabat's policy of relocating sub-Saharan migrants, apparently under pressure from Spain to stem a surge in illegal border crossings, is creating a potential humanitarian crisis, according to NGOs.Within 48 hours of two massive ... [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 2 reports

MELILLA: African migrants clamber over Spain enclave border fence

Hundreds of African migrants made several attempts to cross into Spanish territory on Friday by storming a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Although Spanish police prevented the massive arrival of migrants in Spain, ... [Published Voxafrica - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 3 reports

Hundreds of migrants try to enter Spanish enclave

MADRID—Spanish officials say several hundred African migrants have tried to climb barbed-wire fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. Most were turned back by security forces from both sides.An Interior Ministry spokesman in Melilla ... [Published Burleson Star - Mar 28 2014]

Quotes

"We obviously cannot allow another route to illegal immigration to open" Abdelmalik El Barkani, the Spanish government's representative in Melilla, said in the statement
...to migrants started, they have been discriminated against even more than before," Youssef Haji, a coordinator of Papers for All told Al Jazeera. "Our campaign isn't just a campaign against racism, but also a campaign to remind the Moroccan government of its commitment to the rights of migrants."
"I can't go in the street as they [the police] might catch me," he says. "I have no liberty. That's why I came to live in this forest."
"A significant number of wounded migrants brought to Rabat were injured by (Spain's) Civil Guard. They also beat them and systematically violate international law by sending the migrants back across the border" Alioua claimed, accusing Madrid of planning "even more repression."

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African migrants jump fence to enter Europe [Published The Guardian Nigeria - 14 hours ago]
Illegal Migrant Desperate to Enter Europe via S... [Published TopNews Spain - Apr 19 2014]
Stark reality for migrants seeking better lif... [Published Irish Times - Apr 19 2014]
RComm to hike pre–paid call rates by up to 20 p... [Published SentinelAssam.com - Apr 17 2014]
Spain evicts 7 illegal migrants from tiny islan... [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 16 2014]
SPAIN UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES STILL PAINT BLEAK PI... [Published Alicante Leader - Apr 16 2014]
African migrants found on forgotten Spanish island [Published World Bulletin - Apr 16 2014]
'My name is not negro' [Published Al Jazeera - Apr 16 2014]
Spain: Rise in number of one person households [Published EuroWeeklyNews - Apr 16 2014]
Regional unemployment highest in Spain [Published EUobserver - Apr 16 2014]
VIDEO: Migrants jumping fence into Europe [Published BBC - Apr 16 2014]
XINHUA - Spanish regions have highest unemploym... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 16 2014]
On a hill, in sight of Europe [Published BBC - Apr 16 2014]
Spanish regions have highest unemployment in EU... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 16 2014]
Spanish regions have highest unemployment in EU... [Published China.org.cn - Apr 15 2014]
NGOs condemn Morocco 'silence' over migrant cri... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Apr 15 2014]
Eurostat: Significant range of regional unemplo... [Published New Europe - Apr 15 2014]
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Morocco ‘planning 2015 diplomatic offensive to ... [Published Gibraltar Chronicle - Apr 12 2014]
European FMs to meet in Spain on immigration [Published Kuwait News Agency - Apr 11 2014]
Big wheel and aquarium project wins general sup... [Published SUR - Apr 11 2014]
President of the Government receives President ... [Published PDG - Apr 11 2014]
Man tries to smuggle child refugee into Spain [Published EuroWeeklyNews - Apr 10 2014]
INE National Statisics Institute : Spanish Regi... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 10 2014]
African Migrants Risk Lives To Reach Europe [Published The Huffington Post | Full News Feed - Apr 09 2014]
Italy alarmed over boat migrant influx [Published Deutsche Welle - Apr 09 2014]
Spring surge: Africans risk lives to reach Europe [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 09 2014]
This special Spanish task force chases down imm... [Published Public Radio International - Apr 08 2014]
Statement by President of the Government follow... [Published PDG - Apr 08 2014]
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