Country Report: Spain

More non-governmental organisations were enlisted to provide accommodation in 2016 to respond to increasing demand. Four additional organisations were subcontracted by the Ministry of Employment to manage new reception places for asylum seekers and refugees in Spain. The total number of accommodation places has increased from 1,656 places at the end of 2015 to 4,104 at the end of 2016. Yet the sharp divide between accommodation in the mainland and in the Ceuta and Melilla enclaves persists. Despite a substantial increase in capacity in the mainland, the Migrant Temporary Stay Centres (CETI) in Ceuta and Melilla have continued to face severe overcrowding in 2016. The two centres, whose maximum capacity is 1,308 places, hosted 2,009 persons at the end of the year.


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