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January 22, 2019

Spain Will Improve Conditions in Migrant Centres Due to Inflow of Migrants from Africa

Spain’s government promises to improve conditions in eight migrant centres and to build a new one due to the increase of the number of migrants from North Africa arriving by sea. 

It was announced by the Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Associated Press reports. 

According to the Minister, the government is intended to “ensure greater respect for people’s dignity and their rights.” 

The centres shall be the accommodation for migrants, who are staying in Spain illegally, for up to 60 days. Nevertheless, this limit is often exceeded and the majority of them are crammed. 

According to the EU, nearly 57,000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea and arrived in Spain last year. It was twice as many as in 2017.