VALVERDE (EL HIERRO), September 11 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo of El Hierro, Alpidio Armas (PSOE), has demanded this Monday from the Government of the Canary Islands more “agility” to refer migrant minors from the island since there are currently a total of 110.
“They are cared for but not in the best desirable conditions as they do not have sufficient and enabled spaces for this purpose,” he told journalists from the Port of La Estaca where he contemplated the transfer to Tenerife of 313 migrants aboard a ship. Naviera Armas –men, women and minors corresponding to family units–.
This operation has been requested by the Government Delegation in the Canary Islands to cushion the migratory pressure that El Hierro has suffered since this summer and which worsened this weekend.
Armas has referred to this action as “urgent and extraordinary”, given that the migratory pressure over the weekend has led the central administration to establish this action to alleviate the lack of temporary care space in El Hierro.
He also had words of gratitude for the “priceless” work of groups such as the Civil Guard, Red Cross, Canarian Health Service and SUC, AEA El Hierro and port police from La Restinga and La Estaca.
“Without their work, understanding and solidarity, this humanitarian drama would be considered a true catastrophe,” he said in a note sent by the corporation.