Situations d'urgence Îles Canaries, Espagne (urgence)

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Escalating conflicts and displacement in the Sahel have forced an estimated 2.9 million people to flee. Facing protracted displacement, dire conditions in neighbouring host countries where they sought shelter, the continued economic impact of the COVID pandemic and a lack of viable alternatives, many continue to attempt risky sea journeys to Europe through the Canary islands. 

In the first ten months of 2021,  an estimate of 16,827  people arrived in the Canary Islands; an increase of 44,3% compared to the same period in 2020 (source from the Spanish Ministry of the Interior).  By the end of August,  785  people died or disappeared on their way to the Canaries (IOM).

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