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Michael O'Flaherty: "I am wrapping up a short visit to the Canary Islands, where I have been getting a sense of the migration situation of people arriving here from the African coast. My visit coincides with the publication of an important report on the topic by the Spanish Ombudsman. The Canary Islands need support as they cope with this situation, including for the relocation of unaccompanied children. All arriving people need the benefit of clear procedures, including regarding how they can make an asylum application, if they so wish. The Fundamental Rights Agency will play its part in supporting this region, Spain and the European Union as they face the responsibilities."