Moroccan people want to get to Europe – level 2

25-05-2021 07:00

Last week, almost 8,000 Moroccan people got into Spain´s enclave of Ceuta.

These people did not want to live in Morocco, and they thought that they could live better lives in Spain. More than 25% of the migrants were people younger than 18 years. They swam to Ceuta which was very dangerous because the waves were big.

Problems started near Morocco´s border when police tried to stop the migrants. Spanish authorities said that they returned more than half of the migrants, but many people stayed in Ceuta. Spanish officials said that the Moroccan government did not check the border and that Morocco did not respect the EU rules.

Difficult words: enclave (an area inside a country where live people with a different language or culture), migrant (a person who leaves his own country because he cannot find work there or his country is dangerous), respect (to care about someone or something important).

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