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Spain: Refugees receive assistance after scaling Ceuta border fence02:29

Spain: Refugees receive assistance after scaling Ceuta border fence

Spain, Ceuta
February 17, 2017 at 13:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

Several hundred refugees waited to receive medical and administrative assistance, Friday, after scaling a border fence to reach Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta on Thursday night.

Around 900 refugees stormed the fence, with at least 400 thought to have successfully crossed the border from Morocco at Tarajal beach, although Ceuta’s civil guard estimate that as many as 500 managed to jump the fence. Several of the refugees sustained injuries in the process.

There is a large permanent presence of refugees on the border of the two Spanish enclaves in North Africa; Ceuta and Melilla.

Spain: Refugees receive assistance after scaling Ceuta border fence02:29
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Several hundred refugees waited to receive medical and administrative assistance, Friday, after scaling a border fence to reach Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta on Thursday night.

Around 900 refugees stormed the fence, with at least 400 thought to have successfully crossed the border from Morocco at Tarajal beach, although Ceuta’s civil guard estimate that as many as 500 managed to jump the fence. Several of the refugees sustained injuries in the process.

There is a large permanent presence of refugees on the border of the two Spanish enclaves in North Africa; Ceuta and Melilla.

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