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Morocco is helping Spain to reinforce its walls around the Melilla enclave as hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants continue to storm the barrier to seek asylum in the Spanish territory.
Activist Chekib el-Khayari, head of the Rif Association for Human Rights, was quoted in The Local saying that Morocco had began building an additional five-meter high barrier equipped with blades twenty days ago.
Another activist from the Moroccan Human Rights Association, Adil Akid, was quoted saying that the foundations have already been dug. Moroccan authorities, however, are yet to comment.
Dubbed by many critics as Europe's "Wall of Shame", the fence separating the enclave from Morocco was breached by around 1,000 people in March. Half of them reportedly made it through.
Migrants have also tried to swim to the territory, hoping to eventually make it to mainland Spain from there. In February 15 migrants were killed after Spanish guards fired at them with rubber bullets as they were swimming to Spain's second enclave Ceuta.
The Spanish authorities, much like the authorities in other southern European countries, have appealed to the EU for more help in dealing with one of the worst migrant crises in decadeLast Mod: 11 Mayıs 2014, 16:48