The Canarian Route has brought another 104 migrants to the islands, aboard two pneumatic boats, in the last few hours. Among the occupants of these boats there are at least 10 children, Salvamento Marítimo has rescued the occupants and has transferred them to the pier in Arguinegúín, Gran Canaria.
One of the inflatables was located by the aerial media hundreds of kilometers from the island, with 56 people on board, including 6 children. On this outing, the sea guard in turn located another boat closer to the southeast of Gran Canaria, with 48 occupants, including 4 children.
The migrants aboard the pneumatic boats, who reached the Arguineguín pier in the hours around midnight, are of sub-Saharan origin.
The data from the Ministry of the Interior register a rebound in the first fortnight of the month of May, to which arrivals such as those of this morning continue to be added. From May 1 to 15, 23 small boats, canoes or inflatable boats arrived on the islands, with a special rise in the latter, with an average of 43 occupants in each of them.
The number of migrants who arrived illegally by sea to Spain are concentrated on this Canarian Route, which accumulates 7,619 people out of a total of 10,163 who have arrived in Spain. This month of May breaks a downward trend of recent months, since 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 the month of May alone, 1,099 people have arrived on the coast of the islands through the Canarian Route.