Daybreak in the Spanish north African enclave of Melilla revealed a headache for Spanish police, as around 100 illegal migrants had climbed onto the territory’s security barrier.
They evaded Moroccan security to climb the fence in the dark, but as the sun came up they were caught on the wire in full view of the Spanish police.
With the deterioration in security in places like Mali and Southern Sudan more refugees are making their way to Spain’s African territories, as once there they can gain right of entry to the EU.
Although illegal under the Geneva Convention, the Spanish are working with the Moroccans to make sure most are sent back.
In Spain the opposition has been trying to get the statistics published, and the terms of the police deal reached with the Moroccans, but to no avail.