|Author (Corporate)||Deutsche Welle|
More than 400 African migrants forced their way into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta on the 9 December 2016, crossing over a barbed-wire fence. It was one of the biggest crossing attempts of recent years over the 'killer fence'.
Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish controlled territory have the European Union's only land borders with Africa.
News sources on the 1 January 2017 reported a further large scale attempted incursion of over 1,000 African migrants into Ceuta. Only two succeeded on this occasion, but a Spanish guard lost his eye in the incident.
News sources reported on the 17 February 2017 a further large-scale incident with hundreds of migrants storming the border crossing into Ceuta, clashing with police.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Africa, Spain|