Burials of migrants underway in Morocco after tragic attempts to cross the border with Spain

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)–Sunday in the Moroccan city of Nador, burial operations are taking place for migrants who died while trying to cross the border from Morocco and enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

On Sunday, the Moroccan Association for Human Rights said in a statement that “21 graves have been dug in the Sidi Salem cemetery in Nador.”

The association’s statement added: “The tragic events that occurred on June 24, 2022 on the border between Nador and Melilla in Morocco are a violent reminder of the failure of immigration policies,” adding that “those who stand by the Moroccan security forces are the tragic symbol. on the borders of the European Union.

Spanish and Moroccan non-profit organizations have signed an agreement calling for stronger protection for migrants crossing between Spain and Morocco, according to the Moroccan Association for Human Rights.

The Moroccan association said the organizations that signed the agreement include Euro Med Rights, Pateras de la Vida, Alternative Espace Cityoennes, and others.