Hundreds of migrants storm Spanish enclave fence, one dies
October 22, 2018 | Brainwave Science
One African migrant died and several injured when around 300 migrants stormed the border fence separating Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco on Sunday. According to the Spain government, 200 sub-Saharan Africans entered Spanish territory by crossing two fences, over six meters (20 feet) high and topped with barbed wire, were taken to a reception in Melilla for identification and background investigation.
The dead migrant had a suspected cardiac arrest despite being treated by emergency services and over nineteen are treated for fractures or cuts sustained while scaling the fences. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s government released a formal statement in June where they pledged to remove barbed wire on top of the fence, but it hasn’t been done yet. The Spanish government mentioned earlier they will replace the fences with other security measures that respect human right and integrity.
The Interior Ministry said, “The control of migratory flows does not have to be in conflict with a greater respect for human rights.”
According to the UNHCR, UN refugee agency, over 48,800 migrants have entered Spain, twice as many migrants as Greece and other European nation. Over 6,000 have crossed the high fences to enter Spanish territories and others made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe smuggler’s boat.
Spain has become the favourite destination in Europe for migrants which European Union has failed to agree on how to handle. Spain has accepted migrants rejected by other countries and also guaranteed them with free government-backed healthcare. The majority of arriving migrants in Spain are men, primarily from Guinea, Mali and Morocco. In July, over 602 migrants successfully assailed the Ceuta fence in a massive rush just after dawn. A month later, 118 additional migrants repeated the same. While others pay a high sum of money to smugglers for trafficking.
Multiple crises worldwide are driving the record migration around the globe which include Africans and Middle Easterners entering Europe, Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma, Central Americans travelling to the US and many more. Immigration has turned into a global catastrophe, more than hundreds of million people are being displaced from their homes by conflict, war, poverty, violence and persecution. Attempted crossing to Greece and Turkey has increased by 47 percent while Spain and Italy up by 75 percent since last year. Nearly 860,000 refugees resettled by the United States since 9/11 and 3000 people per day struggle to cross the Balkans to reach Europe. According to UN reports, recent immigration figure is higher than the Second World War immigration crisis.
European border closures and restrictions, and the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal, have dramatically worsened the situation for these vulnerable people and created a humanitarian crisis. European countries might have open doors to hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers, some fleeing war-torn Syria or Iraq, other fleeing terrorism, violence and poverty but now the situation is much more complex than anticipated. The increase in number have torn countries apart and fueled political debate in European countries and around the globe.
According to the professor at Harvard, the immigration crisis in Europe will be seen by historians as the fatal solvent of the EU. Brexit will appear as merely an early symptom of the crisis. Opposition politician says Spain’s new policies encourage unlimited migration without any thought to the repercussions. They need to robust security measures including deployment of military forces to the border and embracing technologies that respect human right and integrity as immigrants started to use creative means of evading a detection.
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