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Despite reinforcements sent from the European continent, humanitarian aid organizations in Ceuta continue to be overwhelmed by the influx of migrants into the Spanish enclave. A situation that has prompted individuals to intervene in order to come to their aid. Reportage.
More than 8,000 migrants have arrived in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in recent days and 6,000 of them were returned to neighboring Morocco. Without resources, hundreds of minors and adults roam the streets of Ceuta, failing to find help from humanitarian associations overwhelmed by the number of people to assist.
In this context, a real chain of solidarity has been set up on the heights of the city, in a disadvantaged district of Ceuta. Since the start of the week, several hundred migrants have gathered in a house where, thanks to the inhabitants, they can shower, eat and collect clothes.
Despite this help provided by individuals, migrants are still threatened with deportation by the Spanish authorities. They risk up to five years of being banned from entering the Schengen area.