Sunday, October 16, 2005

African Migrants Deported

Morocco deports African migrants.

Migrants have been deported to Mali throughout this week. Morocco has completed an operation to repatriate hundreds of west African migrants from a holding centre near the border with Algeria. More than 1,500 people from Mali and Senegal have boarded special flights over the past week from Oujda town.

Some told the BBC they were tired and defeated after spending up to three years trying to reach Spain. The move follow attempts this month by thousands of migrants to break into the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. The European Commission has estimated that 30,000 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are in Morocco and Algeria, waiting to cross into Europe.



Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home