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DW News published this video item, entitled “Record number of migrants reach Spanish exclave of Ceuta | DW News” – below is their description.
Around 5,000 people crossed the border from Morocco into the Spanish exclave of Ceuta on Monday, a single-day record, Spanish officials said.
The surge came as Morocco lodged a diplomatic protest against Spain for accepting a rebel leader for medical treatment.
Thousands of young migrants, including about 1,000 minors, swam or waded across the heavily fortified border. Others floated across in inflatable dinghies or swimming rings.
At least one person drowned while attempting to cross, according to local media reports.
The arrivals were checked by the Red Cross and taken to a migrant reception center.
The Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are Africa’s only land border with the European Union, making it a target for people seeking to migrate to Europe. Only 475 migrants had crossed into Ceuta between January 1 and May 15 this year.DW News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Ceuta
It was part of the province of Cádiz until 14 March 1995. On that date, Statutes of Autonomy were passed for both Ceuta and Melilla.
Ceuta, like Melilla and the Canary Islands, was classified as a free port before Spain joined the European Union. Its population consists of Christians, Muslims, and small minorities of Sephardic Jews and ethnic Sindhis from modern-day Pakistan.
Spanish is the official language. Darija Arabic is also spoken by 40–50% of the population.
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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km² and an estimated total population of about 447 million.