Ceuta - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ceuta


Migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence, 7 police injured

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:15 PM

In the second assault on the Spanish border in a month, 7 police officers were lightly injured when migrants threw quicklime and battery acid as they tried to scale the fence. Some 115 migrants managed to enter Ceuta.

GETTING INTO CEUTA. A man reacts after forcing his way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta on August 22, 2018. Photo by Joaquin Sanchez/AFP

Hundreds of migrants rush border at Spain's Ceuta

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:52 PM

The young migrants force their way through the high border fence into the Spanish North African territory ecstatic to have finally crossed into a European Union state

MIGRANTS. Migrants walk near the forest of the Moroccan city of Fnidek on February 18, 2016 after forcing their way through a fence between Morocco and the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Photo by Fadel Senna /AFP

2 dead as hundreds of migrants storm Spanish border post

Dec 25, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Authorities report that about 200 migrants tried to swim from Moroco to the Spanish territory of Ceuta

International 'tragedy' on Europe's brutal African borders

Dec 25, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Every week hundreds of Africans try to scramble over the high fences that encircle Ceuta and Melilla two Spanish ruled enclaves on the northern tip of Morocco

ILLEGAL PASSAGE. A file picture taken on August 14, 2014 shows members of the Spanish Guardia Civil looking on as two members of the Moroccan Auxiliary Forces hit would be immigrants from Africa sitting atop a border fence with sticks, on Spain's North African enclave of Melilla. Jose Colon/AFP

Spain, Italy struggle with surge in African migrants

Aug 13, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The number of Africans risking their lives on dinghies has surged officials say – many searching for refuge from war and oppression or in the simple hope of achieving a better life

RESCUED. A sub-Saharan migrant gestures after the arrival of a Spanish rescue boat, at Tarifa port, southern Spain, 12 August 2014. A. Carrasco Ragel/EPA

9 migrants drown trying to reach Spanish enclave from Morocco

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Conflicting numbers estimate between 200 to 400 migrants attempting the crossing

CROSSING. A picture taken from Morocco on February 6, 2014 shows the border-crossing between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta. Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP