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Confirmed death

The death of a person can only be established by the identification of his or her body. These people are border victims whose death has been confirmed to friends and relatives.

Samuel Kabamba

Samuel was a four-year-old boy who appeared dead on a beach in Barbate (Cádiz, Spain). He was the youngest brother of the six that made up the family. Her mother Veronique applied for visas on several occasions to treat Samuel for his heart problems in Europe, as well as the cancer that she suffered. After having it denied, Veronique and little Samuel were forced to risk their lives in a boat. Both died in a tragedy on the Strait route on January 14, 2017. Veronique's body reached the Algerian coast.

Learn more about his story and their family's fight for justice: "Little Samuel"

In press: https://www.eldiario. en/desalambre/minor-patera-strait-cadaver-Barbate_0_607189473.html

Mbene Diop

A young Senegalese woman, she died on the Strait of Gibraltar crossing at the young age of 21. A hairdresser, she had moved to Morocco to save money and undergo an operation that would allow her to become a mother. She was afraid of dying in the operating room in her native country, hence her need to reach Spain. Unfortunately, her body was found lifeless near the city of Algeciras (Spain) by the Spanish rescue services.

Veronique Kabamba

Woman of Congolese origin whose body was found on the Algerian coast. She was traveling with her son Samuel , whose body was found on the beach in Barbate (Cádiz, Spain). Veronique had applied for a visa on several occasions to treat her cancer in Europe, as well as to treat Samuel for the heart problems he suffered. After having it denied, she was forced to risk her life in a boat with her little one child.

Get to know hier story and her family's fight for justice in depth: "Little Samuel"

In press: https://www.eldiario.es/desalambre/menor-patera-estrecho-cadaver-Barbate_0_607189473.html

Armand Ferdinand Souop Tagne

A 23-year-old man, his family defines him as a very intelligent boy who excelled in studies. At noon on February 6, 2014, his parents received a call informing them of his death. He was a victim of the Tarajal tragedy. Armand's body was the only one of the fourteen victims that managed to be repatriated to his home country from Morocco, thanks to the efforts of his father.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Aboubakar Oumarou Maiga

Before leaving, he worked in the laundry in his city, Douala. He left to help his family, with the goal that his little brothers and his mother could live well. Victim of the Tarajal tragedy, he drowned trying to reach Spain after being received with riot gear by the Spanish authorities. His body was buried in Morocco, but his family doesn't know where yet.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Bikai Luc Firmin

The Christmas before he died, his father promised to open the way with his prayers when Bikai confessed his intention to leave the country. After losing his life in the Tarajal tragedy, his family celebrates a mass in his memory every year. A way of reminding him in front of the pain of not knowing what was done with his body, where little Bikai ended up.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Samba Baya

He felt that he could not help his family enough in their difficult situation, he worried about his parents, who were too old to continue working in the fields. Seeing that young people like him managed to improve these situations, he decided to leave after his mother gave him her blessing. It was the last time they saw him, after he died in the Tarajal tragedy. His father angrily points to the responsibility of the Spanish Government for the death of Samba. "There is nothing that can make up for the pain of the loss," he argues.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Ousman Hassan

He was engaged in sewing before leaving, he had great qualities for it. However, he decided to migrate thinking that if he was able to build another life, he would be able to gradually change his family's life. He considered that the money he earned sewing, a job he learned after school, was not enough to continue studying and help his brothers. Ousman died in the Tarajal tragedy and since then his family mourns him. "It hurts not to be able to bury your loved one with dignity," they repeat in pain.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Nana Roger Chimie

His older sister took care of him like a son, getting him, the little one, to go to elementary school and high school. One day, she herself received a call from abroad, they told her that her brother had died trying to swim to Spain. Roger was a victim of the Tarajal tragedy, a Spanish beach where he had been received with riot gear by the Spanish authorities. Since then, he is mourned in his hometown.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Larios Fotio

One day, Larios set out to see his older brother to tell him that he would like to go to university, where he had not been able to go due to his mother's lack of financial means after the death of his father. He believed that the best thing would be to fight for his future, so he decided to leave. Like when he was a child, his family remembers him as a fighter and attentive person. After losing his life in the Tarajal tragedy, his family still does not know where his body is. They urgently demand to be able to identify his loved one and visit his remains to close the wound.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Bilong Yves Martin

Roth, as he was nicknamed in his hometown, focused on playing soccer after high school. He actually wanted to leave to be a footballer. Upon arriving in Morocco, he said that he would live there with small jobs and continue to play soccer. On February 6, 2014, his friends called the family stating that "he had been shot". To his parents' surprise, they were able to recognize his dead son on television shortly after. Bilong was a victim of the Tarajal tragedy. Even if his body is far away, they made a symbolic grave for him in his hometown to honor his memory.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Jeannot Flame

Victim from the Tarajal tragedy.

Ibrahim Keita

Victim from the Tarajal tragedy.

Blaise Fotchin

Victim from the Tarajal tragedy.

Daouda Mahatma

His family remembers him as a very hard-working and courageous person. He studied and worked at the same time. Before attempting to cross into Spain, he called his aunt, his mother, and his brother to pray for him. It was the last time they spoke to him. Some boys who knew him called the family to confirm that Daouda had died. He was a victim of the Tarajal tragedy. Subsequently, the Cameroonian ambassador to Morocco promised to bury him in peace and sent a photo of his burial.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary "Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia"

Youssouf

Victim from the Tarajal tragedy.