The data presented here are the product of exhaustive monitoring carried out by Ca-minando Fronteras 365 days a year. Working with migrant communities, rescue services, family networks and human rights defenders on the ground, we collect, confirm and systematise the necessary data.
From September 2015 to December 2016, we collected the data presented in our report ‘Beyond Borders’.
Over this sixteen-month period, we received a total of 309 alerts from vessels requiring assistance on routes leading to the Spanish State. A total of 7,079 people risked their lives during this time.
Among them, 388 died at sea, including 31 women and 122 children and teenagers. Only 22 bodies were retrieved from the sea and identified. The rest disappeared without a trace, leaving their families devastated.
With a total of 23 alerts from the border fences at Ceuta and Melilla, we counted 2,213 people who had been forcefully separated, as well as 569 people who had been targeted by illegal pushbacks.