More than six thousand migrants were killed or went missing trying to reach Spain More than six thousand migrants were killed or went missing trying to reach Spain

More than six thousand migrants were killed or went missing trying to reach Spain

More than six thousand migrants were killed or went missing trying to reach Spain

At least 6,618 migrants were killed or went missing trying to reach Spain during the year 2023, which witnessed an unprecedented influx of migrants, according to the Spanish non-governmental organization Caminando Fronteras.

This number, which is equivalent to recording the loss of 18 migrants per day on average, has increased by about three times compared to what was recorded in 2022, and is the highest recorded by the non-governmental organization since the beginning of its statistics in 2007, according to what its coordinator, Helena Malino, said.

Caminando Fronteras denounced these "shameful numbers", criticizing the idea that the Spanish authorities, or the authorities of the countries from which these migrants originate, prefer "immigration control rather than the right to life" for these people who are looking for a better life in Europe, and do not provide sufficient resources for elements. Relief.

This increase in the number of victims or missing people comes in light of the doubling of the number of immigrants who arrived illegally in Spain in the year 2023, to reach 56,852 people, in an unprecedented influx of immigrants to the Canary Islands archipelago, according to figures published by the Spanish government last week.

Caminando Fronteras reported that the majority of cases of missing migrants heading to Spain (6,007 of the total) were recorded on the very dangerous migration route between the coasts of northwest Africa and the Canary Archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean.



Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy: American "Tomahawk" missiles threaten Russia's security

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy: American "Tomahawk" missiles threaten Russia's security

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Nikolai Yevmenov, said that US Navy ships equipped with long-range winged Tomahawk missiles can launch a large-scale attack on targets in most parts of Russia.

The Russian Navy Commander pointed to the presence of powerful groups of foreign naval forces in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean Seas, among other sources of threat.

Yevmenov said, "The formation of a threat to the military security of the Russian Federation in the ocean and sea directions is influenced by key factors such as the presence of powerful groups of naval forces of foreign countries in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean oceans."

The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy revealed that "the continuous operation of ships carrying long-range Tomahawk missiles capable of directing a large-scale strike against targets in most of Russia's territory is one of these factors."

He also pointed out the plans of other countries to infringe on the interests of the Russian Federation in the Arctic, by reviewing the status of the Northern Sea Route and the possible passage of warships.

The Russian commander noted the strengthening of the deployment of naval groups for sea missile defense, the exploration of the Arctic basin with nuclear submarines of the US and British Navy, and the establishment and modernization of military infrastructure facilities in the foreign Arctic.

Yevmenov also stressed that there is a certain danger posed by the development of the situation in regions where the preconditions for the emergence of conflicts remain and could force Russia's intervention.

“Each of these directions has access to oceanic and maritime areas, and therefore our country is building and developing the Navy as an integral part of the Armed Forces,” he said.

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