5,000 Asylum Seekers Swim from Morocco to Spanish Enclave of Ceuta

HeadlineMay 18, 2021

Spanish authorities have apprehended about 5,000 refugees who swam from Morocco to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa Monday. Among them were about 1,500 children. A Spanish government spokesperson said one person died in the attempt.

Meanwhile, the German humanitarian aid group Sea-Eye says it rescued at least 330 refugees in recent days as they attempted the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to flee poverty and violence in their homelands.

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