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44 Migrants Feared Dead Off Coast of Western Sahara

HeadlineMay 09, 2022

A refugee aid group says at least 44 people drowned off the coast of Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara Sunday after their boat capsized as they attempted to reach the Canary Islands to request asylum in Spain. Twelve others were arrested by Moroccan authorities after they survived the ordeal. Spain’s Interior Ministry reports more than 40,000 migrants arrived in Spain by sea in 2021; Morocco says it stopped more than 63,000 crossings last year.

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