Melilla’s Border Stories
Melilla is a Spanish enclave on the north coast of Africa - one of Europe’s most southerly land borders with the continent. It is a town under intense pressure from migration as those seeking a different life within the European Union mass on its border with Morocco.
Linda Pressly meets the migrants who wait for months, camped on a Moroccan mountain, for an opportunity to scale the six metre high fence and enter Melilla. But the Spanish territory is also a regional trading hub. Linda also meets the 'mule’ women of Melilla - the women who transport heavy loads of merchandise across the border.