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Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Friday March 28, 2014. Several hundred African migrants tried to cross barbed-wire border fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco but most were blocked by Moroccan police or pushed back by the Spanish Guardia Civil as a handful managed to remain in European soil. In early 2014 thousands of migrants seeking a better life who couldn't afford to pay to cross the Mediterranean sea aboard a rubber raft to get to Europe, were living illegally in the forests of north Morocco hoping they could enter Melilla and Spain's other north African coastal enclave, Ceuta. (© Santi Palacios)

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Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. More than 400 African migrants managed to jump the barbed-wire border fence in SpainÌs North African enclave of Melilla, hundreds of others were blocked and beaten back by Moroccan police while the rest were pushed back by the Spanish Guardia Civil. During the pre-dawn border storming, cries of pain and noises of people being hit could be heard as police from both sides tried to prevent dozens of the sub-Saharan migrants from entering the city from Morocco. (© Santi Palacios)

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A man sits on top of a pole set in a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. He was pushed back to Morocco by the Spanish Guardia Civil after spending hours on top of that pole in Spanish soil, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. More than 400 African migrants managed to jump the barbed-wire border fence and enter the SpainÌs North African enclave of Melilla, hundreds of others were blocked and beaten back by Moroccan police while the rest were pushed back by the Spanish Guardia Civil. During the pre-dawn border storming, cries of pain and noises of people being hit could be heard as police from both sides tried to prevent dozens of the sub-Saharan migrants from entering the city from Morocco. (© Santi Palacios)

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A couple embraces right after crossing the Aegean sea aboard a rubber boat, with other asylum seekers from the Middle East, from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. The International Organization for Migration said that week a record number of people had crossed the Mediterranean into Europe, topping a half a million, with some 388,000 entering via Greece. By the end of 2015 more than 1 million people had crossed the Mediterranean to reach Europe in 12 months, and at least 3.782 died in the attempt, according to the International Organization for Migration. (© Santi Palacios)

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Salam Aldeen, volunteer helping migrants in Lesbos, holds up a baby as an other volunteer tries to help him awkwardly, while several families disembark from a dinghy after their arrival from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Salam was absurdly accused of human trafficking by Greek coastguards in January 2016 as he was helping on migrants rescue operations in the island of Lesbos. (© Santi Palacios)

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Men cover themselves with thermal blankets after crossing the Aegean Sea aboard a rubber boat from the Turkish coast to the northern coast of the Greek island of Lesbos, facing extremely hard weather conditions at sea, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. The International Office for Migration said over that week Greece experienced the largest single weekly influx of migrants and refugees in 2015, at an average of some 9,600 per day. (© Santi Palacios)

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Men from Morocco and Bangladesh react on an overcrowded wooden boat, as aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms approach them in the Mediterranean Sea, international waters, off the Libyan coast, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. The different NGO working in the central Mediterranean sea are facing more difficulties every year to perform migrants rescue operations due to the lack of cooperation of the European authorities, especially Maltese and Italians, despite being carrying on a difficult task that should be a responsibility of the EU Governments.  (© Santi Palacios)

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Men from Eritrea wait inside the lower deck of an overcrowded and drifting wooden boat to be rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms, as they were trying to leave the Libyan coast and reach European soil with 500 other migrants. One of the babies on board had already died when the rescuers arrived, a young man and one more baby passed away during the rescue operation, 34 miles north of Kasr-El-Karabulli, Libya, Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018. (© Santi Palacios)

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Migrants from different African nationalities rest aboard a Spanish NGO Open Arms rescue ship, as the vessel heads to the Italian island of Lampedusa, early Sunday, March 5, 2017. By the time I shot this picture, a team of aid workers had already rescued more than 800 people during a 2-week rescue mission in international waters, off the Libyan coast, as thousands of migrants, mostly Africans but also from Middle East and South Asia, were leaving Libya and trying to reach Europe aboard overcrowded and precarious rubber and wooden boats that could had never crossed the Mediterranean successfully. (© Santi Palacios)

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A group of 17 people from Tunisia sailing on a small wooden boat at high risk of sinking, are assisted by a rescue team of the Spanish NGO Open Arms, in international waters, next to the Italian island of Lampedusa, Central Mediterranean Sea. (© Santi Palacios)

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