In 15 days, 995 migrants have arrived in the Canary Islands, 52.5% more

The Canary Islands have received 995 migrants in illegal boats in just 15 days, in a rebound in the first two weeks of May that breaks the downward trend of recent months.

In 15 days, 995 migrants have arrived in the Canary Islands, 52.5% more

The Canary Islands have received 995 migrants in illegal boats in just 15 days, in a rebound in the first two weeks of May that breaks the downward trend of recent months.

According to data from the Ministry of the Interior, from May 1 to 15, 23 small boats, canoes or pneumatic boats arrived on the islands, with a special rise in the latter, with an average of 43 occupants in each of them.

In 2022, despite several months of decline, 52.5% more migrants have already arrived in the Canary Islands than in the same period of 2021, with 2,624 more people to reach a total of 7,619. In relation to the number of vessels, 20.9% more have been registered, a total of 29 difference between the 139 of 2021 and the 168 of 2022.

The number of migrants who arrived illegally by sea to Spain are concentrated on this Canarian Route, since there are 7,619 of a total of 10,163, which is mainly completed with those who arrived in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, 2,453 people, 35.7% less.

Since February, the rate of arrival of illegal boats in the Canary Islands has been decreasing, 134% less on February 15; 115% on March 15, 70% on March 31, and 59%, and 50% in the subsequent fortnights.

In total, between January 1 and May 15, 11,465 immigrants have arrived in Spain irregularly, 19.8% more than in this period of 2021.

By land, there was an increase in entries in Ceuta and Melilla, with 1,302 people, which represents 94.9% more; and in Melilla: 948 people, 232.6% more.


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