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Authorities in Gran Canaria have dismantled a temporary immigrant holding camp, after it was found to be inadequate and unfit for the holding of those who made the crossing. The Government confirmed that the 830 people who had been sleeping in tents on the dockside in Arguineguin had been moved to other facilities on the […]

Amber and Yellow weather warnings for rough seas, high winds and heavy rains have been issued for the Canaries by weather agency Aemet for today. The North and West of Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma are all expected to see waves of over 5 metres in height, whilst strong winds and heavy […]

A row over where to house African migrants arriving by boat in the Canary Islands deepened yesterday after the mayor of the most affected town in the archipelago urged the government to transfer them out of local hotels. Onalia Bueno, mayor of Mogán in Gran Canaria island, said the government should remove 3,471 migrants, including […]

At least eight people are known to have drowned after a boat that was carrying 35 migrants from Africa to the Canary Islands capsized – the regional emergency services have said. Rescuers originally believed that four people had perished when the boat sank in the waters near to Orzola in Lanzarote, however another four bodies […]

A yellow weather warning has been issued for this afternoon from 3pm for Lanzarote and parts of Tenerife as some potentially heavy rains are expected across the region. Meteorological agency Aemet has forecast some torrential downpours from the middle of the afternoon, with some places seeing over 15mm of rain fall per square metre per […]

Foreign Affairs Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya has announced an increase in Spain’s police presence in Senegal, as it try’s to stem the flow of illegal immigration from the country. On Sunday she met with her Senegalese counterpart in Dakar to hold meetings over the crisis that has seen over 17,000 migrants arrive in the Canary […]

A second migrant camp has opened on the island of Gran Canaria, after an influx of migrants arrived across the archipelago. The Interior Ministry said authorities relieved pressure on an overrun makeshift shelter with nearly 2,300 migrants by transferring around 200 of them to a second camp set up by the military. To date the […]

Canarian authorities have issued a weather warning, alongside the Aemet weather alert, for storm Theta that is bringing strong winds to parts of the archipelago including Tenerife and La Palma. The Canarian Government has issued its own warning for high winds from midnight Friday for the whole of Tenerife but particularly the north, and increasing […]

Restaurants, bars and shopping malls will remain closed in Catalonia for at least another ten days, as efforts to contain the coronavirus continue. The region currently has the second highest incidence of the virus nationwide, and officials have said that they hope that the rate of infection will continue to fall in the next 10 […]

The Spanish Government has agreed to send 130 vehicles to Morocco in an effort to reduce the rapidly growing number of people trying to get to the Canary Islands illegally. More than 2,200 migrants arrived in the Canaries over the last weekend. This year, more than 11,000 people have arrived in the Canaries by sea, […]