Post a Comment Print Share on Facebook

The arrival of 933 immigrants to Andalusia requires the installation of new points of care

The good weather reactivates the route of the Pateras that arrive to the Spanish coasts

- 350 reads.

The arrival of 933 immigrants to Andalusia requires the installation of new points of care

"Here comes Aquarius every day. The same attention and availability you will have in Valencia is what you should have guaranteed at sourn border. " Ana Rosado, activist of Association for Human Rights of Andalusia (APDHA), refers to last challenge faced by services of rescue, attention and identification of Andalusian coast. Responding to help of 933 immigrants who have been rescued from 68 Pateras in Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea, until noon this Saturday, in less than 48 hours. The figure — one third above 629 migrants this Sunday will be attended in Valencia by a device of 2,300 people — has forced to activate new points of care in Cadiz, Tarifa and Jerez and to free newcomers held in dungeons of police stations of Granada.

More information
  • France offers to welcome ' Aquarius ' migrants who want to go re
  • 682 immigrants rescued in just 12 hours on Andalusian coast

It was starting at 5 a.m. This Friday when he began to conjure up an intense hours of rescue in which sea rescue boats were barely supply to rescue toy boats that came through Strait of Gibraltar. In total, seven Salvamar and ships have rescued at this time 507 people aboard 59 boats. In sea of Albor figure already ascends to 426 helped who traveled in 9 Pateras. The majority of assisted ones are men and of Saharan origin. The increase of arrivals also leaves worst balance that can occur in known as sourn border: four drowned deceased who were located this Friday floating in sea in vicinity of coasts of Cadiz.

The four dead joined one more located on Thursday, a day in which we managed to rescue up to 127 people on Andalusian coast. The peak of arrivals retests system of care that Spain provides in south, after last weekend of May lived hard scenes in Cadiz and Granada. Before overflow, Ministry of Interior gave order to release unannounced immigrants who were held in dungeons of police stations. "Peaks have been experienced last year in se months. More people are coming this year and just what worries us most is attention y are giving m when y arrive here, ' recognizes Rosado. The good wear has reactivated this route.

But in new crisis that lives se days, something seems to have changed. "Now re is more coordination with Interior," says one of NGOs responsible for care. In fact, up to 450 immigrants have been transferred to a pavilion in Tarifa managed by Guardia Civil, which does same times as a dungeon and from which migrants are coming out in batches of one hundred to be derivatives to police stations of province of Cadiz , where expulsion order is identified and delivered. This formula was already used in anor migratory crisis that was lived in 2014 and was appealed judicially by APDHA "because y were more than 72 hours detained without legal assistance and without putting m in front of a judge", as recalls Rosado, although it was finally rejected By judge.

Coast-to-coast care

In Granada, for time being, it has not been necessary to establish emergency auxiliary measures. After rescue, migrants have been transferred to port of Motril. Mid-morning on Saturday, salvage boat has been alerted to anor patera with 55 people aboard. When he was on his way to port, he was warned of anor boat with a similar number of people. Given inability to take everyone to Motril, who were in this patera have been transferred to Almeria.

Motrileñas port infrastructures have space to accommodate more than 80 people, in a facility that Ombudsman already recognized a few months ago that should be closed. In absence of a manifest lack of accommodation, security forces have been forced to remove half a hundred immigrants from se facilities to make room for those who are about to arrive. Flor Almon, mayor of Motril, explained that President of Red Cross of Motril was in middle of morning of Saturday making possible steps to find NGOs with space available to accommodate se people. "In any case, if necessary, city Council will do what it takes to care for se people," said Almon.

The morning has been of much occupation for volunteers of Red Cross in port of Motril. In first hour y had to take care of migrants rescued in Patera sighted in vicinity of Almuñécar. When y had landed and taken care of m, and while y waited for arrival on 13.30 of second Patera, y prepared some food and drink to receive it. At 14.30 on Saturday, last of passengers of last Patero arrived in Motril entered facilities in which can be a maximum of 72 hours.

At same time, 18 women were already waiting in a minibus chartered by CEAR (Spanish Refugee Assistance Commission), ir departure to Malaga, Sevilla and Espartinas. Two or minibuses, also chartered by CEAR, with twenty people on board each, had split before to or destinations. In total, 58 people have abandoned this Saturday facilities of port of Motril in front of slightly more than 100 that have entered during morning.

Gerardo Esteva, president of Red Cross in Motril, has confirmed that on Sunday, his institution will also take charge of fifty or people. These people will go to Red Cross hostels, hostels or residences, where y can be from a day or two to a few months — in case of residences — waiting for each of migrants to decide ir final destination.

In Cadiz, greatest influx of arrivals has led to activation of Red Cross emergency positions at Elcano yacht Club in capital and Kiko Narváez de Jerez Sports Centre. Immigrants arrive, once y have passed 72 hours of police detention. The first point was activated on Friday afternoon and already accomodates 23 people of a maximum of 56. In Jerez, a maximum capacity of 200 people is expected, although from Red Cross y discard that y reach maximum "as y will arrive staggeringly".

However, from APDHA expect that attention to immigrants in sourn border is normalize to avoid scenes of improvisation. "With years of experience we have we do not understand this way of proceeding," recognizes Rosado. Especially since entity predicts that influx will continue to rise. "The Italian and Greek route are closed to lime and singing and Morocco with Spain is perceived as less dangerous now," remached activist.


You have to login for comment. If you are not a member? Register now.

Login Sign Up