MADRID — The Spanish government is ratcheting up its answer to the constant build-up of migrant arrivals into the Canary Islands from Africa, such as a brand new diplomatic offensive.
They’re set into detail a long-awaited strategy of action about the best way best to guarantee the islands do not become Europe’s next migrant alluring place.
Almost 17,000 people fleeing poverty, violence or other conditions in the home have arrived at the archipelago this season, half of these in the previous 30 days. The explosion has strained rescue services, police tools, and crisis workers. Meanwhile, both migrants and potential asylum seekers stay stranded at a pier for days and beneath unfit problems.
Some 6,000 migrants are being temporarily housed in hotels and tourist flats which are lying vacant due to a shortage of people as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Ordinarily, at this time of year, the islands are among the most popular vacation destinations in Europe.
While ministers were at the Canary Islands, Spain’s foreign ministry, Arancha González-Laya, was expected to hold discussions with officials in the United Nations migration and refugee bodies in Geneva, before a weekend visit to Senegal. The West African state has grown into one of the primary factors of migrant departures although it’s about 2,500 miles (4,000 km) away.