Spanish Coast Guard rescued three migrants hiding on the steering gear of a tanker
Madrid, 30 November 2022, 01:58 — REGNUM Three African migrants, who were on the steering gear of the Althini II tanker, which arrived in the Canary Islands from Nigeria, were rescued by Spanish sailors, the Spanish Coast Guard reports in its microblog.
The ship was in the ocean for 11 days. The migrants were taken to the port, where they received medical assistance.
As reported IA REGNUMat the end of October, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) published a report stating that since January 2021, more than 4,500 migrants have died trying to enter the EU.
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In connection with the wars in Africa and the Middle East, in which the countries of Europe and the United States participated, since 2015 the world has been overwhelmed by a wave of refugees and other African, Middle Eastern and South Asian migrants. If in 2014 280,000 migrants arrived in the EU, in 2015 their number was up to 2 million people.
Syria became the main source of refugees. The majority of migrants applied for asylum in Germany: almost 500,000 in 2015. Hungary and Sweden also became “popular” countries. Refugees traveled to their countries of destination mainly on overloaded and fragile inflatable and wooden boats, which crashed more than once.
Mass migration has led to a crisis in the European Union and a sharp increase in social tension. Particularly resonant were the news about the crimes committed by migrants, some of whom entered Europe under the guise of refugees. The exit of Great Britain from the European Union, in particular, was associated with the requirement for stricter regulation of the flow of migrants. However, according to the decision of the court of the European Union, until Brexit is fully completed, Britain is obliged to accept refugees from the EU. Many experts in 2019 believe that a new migration crisis for Europe is only a matter of time, as instability in the world continues to increase.
Australia, on the other hand, has adopted extremely strict rules in relation to refugees since 2013. Back in 2001, the Australian authorities entered into an agreement with neighboring poor countries, Nauru and Papua New Guinea, on the establishment of refugee reception centers on their territory, where all asylum seekers in Australia were redirected. Since 2008, the program was stopped, but in 2013 it was resumed again, further enclosing the territory of Australia itself from migrants. Human rights activists report numerous violations of human rights in the centers and unbearable living conditions; they repeatedly broke out riots and riots. However, in 2015 there were only 35.6 thousand refugees in Australia.