Across the Straits

The Italian government's determination to stop the tide of migrants setting off from Libya and Tunisia has shifted the focus of Europe's immigration crisis to Spain.

The beaches of southern Spain have suddenly become the landing zones for migrants launching from across the Straits of Gibraltar in Morocco.

For this project, Malcolm Brabant looks at the migration crisis' impact on Spain. He travels across the straits to get the stories of migrants hiding out in Morocco, in preparation for their perilous voyage.

African Migrants Now Departing From Morocco to Europe

Libya has cracked down on African migrants seeking to flee to Europe. As a result, Morocco has become the new jumping off point from the African continent. One flashpoint is Ceuta, a Spanish enclave at the northern tip of the country.