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Migrants storm the Spanish border at Melilla

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One African migrant died and three others were injured when around 300 stormed the border fence separating Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco on Sunday, the local authorities said.

About 200 migrants managed to scale the seven-metre high metal barrier and were taken to a reception centre in Melilla where officials started the process of identifying them.

The man died of a suspected cardio-respiratory arrest despite being treated by emergency services, the Spanish government’s local delegation said in a statement.

More than 6,000 migrants have made it to Melilla and Spain’s nearby territory Ceuta so far this year, according to the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR. In some places, the fences around the enclaves are topped with razor wire.

On Sunday, wooden-handled hooks and shoes fitted with spikes to help the climb were left behind, along with a bloodied t-shirt.

More than 40,000 have arrived by sea on Andalucia’s southern coast since January, making Spain Europe’s top destination for migrants which the European Union has failed to agree on how to handle.

Full report: https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL8N1X10IM

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The leaders of the countries they are coming from should be held to account for how they've managed the countries' resources.  If there has been corruption, they need to be imprisoned or worse.  Mass population transfers simply won't work.  I don't believe that western nations are totally responsible for the conditions in these places.  BILLIONS in aid have been gifted over the years.  What was done to improve education and opportunity for the poor?  I guess that when all the nations are living equally in squalor, the "immigration problem" will solve itself... :( 

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2 hours ago, and then said:

The leaders of the countries they are coming from should be held to account for how they've managed the countries' resources.  If there has been corruption, they need to be imprisoned or worse.  Mass population transfers simply won't work.  I don't believe that western nations are totally responsible for the conditions in these places.  BILLIONS in aid have been gifted over the years.  What was done to improve education and opportunity for the poor?  I guess that when all the nations are living equally in squalor, the "immigration problem" will solve itself... :(

#all welcome. Europe is now the magnet for the Arabian peninsula and northern and sub Saharan Africa. 

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