Projects: EU Immigration II: El Ejido Hothouse: El Ejido - Immigration Hothouse

Moroccan immigrants wash in a shanty town where they live. The makeshift lodgings have no sanitation or electricity. The immigrants, many of whom enter the country illegally, work as low paid, itinerant laborers in thousands of hothouses across Spain's southern Andalucia region. The region produces vegetables and fruit for export to the rest of the European Union.El Ejido, Spain.Photo © J.B. Russell
El Ejido - Immigration Hothouse, February 2000

Moroccan immigrants wash in a shanty town where they live. The makeshift lodgings have no sanitation or electricity. The immigrants, many of whom enter the country illegally, work as low paid, itinerant laborers in thousands of hothouses across Spain's southern Andalucia region. The region produces vegetables and fruit for export to the rest of the European Union. 

El Ejido, Spain. 

Photo © J.B. Russell