Luchemos juntos por una atención médica universal
Informes de Médicos del Mundo a lo largo de los años.

Informe 'Health sinks at the Southern Border' Frontera S Salud y migración en el sur de Europa

At the border, the Spanish state is failing in its obligation to respect, protect and fulfil the right to health.

The southern border of Spain, and by extension of Europe, is much more than just a line that administratively demarcates two territories. It is the gap that separates the global North from the global South, the wall that protects the privileges of the former against the aspirations of the latter. However, neither steel and wire fences nor oceans of water and salt are enough to contain the desires of those who seek a better future for themselves and their families. Thus, thousands of people continue to risk their lives in order to escape from conflict, inequality and a lack of opportunities.

In 2020, a year that brought so many changes, this scenario nonetheless persisted, in all its dramatic intensity. Thus, while the closure of borders due to COVID-19 drastically reduced the total number of migrants arriving in Spain, in the case of the border with Africa, not even the virus has managed to quash the determination of those people seeking to get to Europe.