Local media report that, throughout the day today, there have been four new arrivals of cayucos to The Restricta, in El Hierro. One of them reached land by their own means and two others did so accompanied by a Maritime Rescue vessel, sources from the public organization have informed EFE.
These arrivals have occurred in a complicated context, since yesterday four other boats reached the island with more than 500 irregular migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, according to data from Maritime Rescue, the Red Cross and 112 Canary Islands.
The president of the Cabildo, Alpidio Armashas called this Wednesday “unapproachable and impossible” to attend to and promote the social integration of the almost 200 migrant minors who have arrived on the island in recent months.
“We are concerned about the issue of minors, it has us talking to ourselves,” he said in statements to journalists in which he demanded that the Canary Islands Government take measures because the island institution cannot accommodate more than thirty with dignity. He has said that the current amount exceeds the capacity of the island’s educational centers and social services and it becomes very complicated to create an effective social integration strategy and for minors to have activities.