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The EFE news agency has announced that almost 400 people have arrived on the Canary Islands in 24 hours. The Spanish maritime rescue services announced that they had spotted twelve boats in near waters on Tuesday 14 September.

Most of the migrants are from North Africa and include at least 13 women and three children.

The Spanish Interior Ministry announced that 23,023 migrants reached the Spanish archipelago in 2020. For its part, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has indicated that 428 people lost their lives during this crossing from 1 January to 20 August. This figure is disputed by the NGO Caminando Fronteras, which claims that at least 1,922 people died at sea in the first six months of 2021.