The walls of Europe

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The first barbed wire fencings were built around Ceuta and Melilla. Today, walls around European borders continue to increase: between Greece and Turkey, between Turkey and Bulgaria, in Hungary, in Poland, in Macedonia. The United Kingdom has started to build a wall on French territory, on the Calais harbour, to keep migrants from setting to sea illegally.

The Melilla wall

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The Ceuta wall

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The crossings

Migrants entering Spain through Ceuta and Melilla over the past 12 years.

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Source: Spanish Ministry of the Interior