Melilla: Europe’s Trapped Child Refugees

Melilla: Europe’s Trapped Child Refugees

Noureddin has literally just jumped over the fence, I didn’t think I would see “risky” this soon. No they wouldn’t see me, they told me to get out, because I don’t speak Spanish. Sexual abuse is something that happens. We are taking care of them. That’s not really what we’ve seen documenting… That’s it if you don’t mind. It looks

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What’s the Shortest International Border in the World?

What’s the Shortest International Border in the World?

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Learn with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 200 to sign up at Brilliant.org/HAI. You know what would make a bad video? One on, “what’s the longest border in the world,” because it’s this one—the US-Canada border. Done. You know what would make a slightly less bad video? One

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Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

If you zoom in to Morocco, you’ll see a tiny wedge of land that stands out from its surroundings. This little bit of land is surrounded by one of the most fortified borders on the planet. Right outside the border you’ll find makeshift forest camps, where people spend their days and nights evading the police and preparing to rush the

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The Cargo Women of Melilla

The Cargo Women of Melilla

MILITARY ZONE NO TRESPASSING We have negotiated with the Civil Guard. They have decided we can’t go any further, so we can stay here for a while and then decide what to do next. In the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, there is an activity that has been called “atypical commerce”, when in fact it is simply smuggling. Why does

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African migrants now departing from Morocco to Europe

African migrants now departing from Morocco to Europe

JUDY WOODRUFF: Over the past few months, Libya has cracked down on African migrants seeking to flee to Europe. Italy has also clamped down on migrants who make it to their shores. As a result, Morocco has become the new jumping-off point from the African continent for those who want to go to Europe. One flash point is Ceuta. It’s

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Spain: 50 migrants scale fence to African enclave

Spain: 50 migrants scale fence to African enclave

Authorities in Melilla, one of Spain’s two enclaves in North Africa, said Friday that around 200 migrants tried to climb a security fence separating the city from Morocco The local office of the Spanish government’s representative said about 50 of the migrants managed to scale the barrier surrounding the coastal city, while the other 150 were repelled by Spanish and

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