The Spanish islands saw a big increase last year of people trying to migrate to Europe by boat. After sheltering many of them in hotels, the authorities have set up camps and stepped up deportations.
The Canary Islands depend on tourists. But lacking international visitors because of the pandemic, some hotels have been hosting new guests — migrants and refugees from Africa.
The pandemic lockdown has impacted the thousands of people in Britain who live on boats, many of them on the country's ancient system of canals.