Canary Islands

A Sliver of Hope on the Deadly Route to the Canary Islands

A Lighthouse for Migrants

The route from Western Sahara to Spain’s Canary Islands has become the world's deadliest migratory crossing to Europe, mainly due to tighter controls in the Mediterranean. In the departure zones from the Sahara coast, a humanitarian nicknamed Papa Africa, like a lookout, strives to protect the lives of migrants.