More than 2,000 people have died at sea trying to reach Spain in 2021

Almost 2,100 people have died or disappeared in the first half of the year in boats or canoes bound for Spain (2,087), as many as in all 2020 (2,170), in a year that threatens to become the “most dramatic” in history and in which the diplomatic crisis with Morocco “is killing” people on the Canarian Route, warns Caminando Fronteras.

“We call on the Spanish State to react, so that at the end of 2021 we do not talk about a catastrophic year at the border“, said the spokeswoman for this group, Helena Maleno, when presenting the data of the 79 tragedies at sea that they have been able to document since January in contact with the authorities of Spain and Morocco, but, above all, with the families of the victims.

According to Caminando Fronteras, since January they have died or disappeared in Atlántico 1,922 people in 57 tragedies trying to reach the Canary Islands, to which are added another 165 victims in the Mediterranean: 93 on the Alboran Route, 36 in the Strait of Gibraltar and another 36 in boats departing from the Algerian coast.

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