World Spain rescues 250 migrants in Mediterranean

00:36  12 november  2017
00:36  12 november  2017 Source:   afp.com

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Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants , including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. “We saved 251 people from five improvised vessels all in the Alboran Sea,” Spain ’s maritime safety authorities said on Twitter

Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants , including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. “We saved 251 people from five improvised vessels all in the Alboran Sea,” Spain ’s maritime safety authorities said on Twitter

The number of migrants arriving by sea on Spanish shores has soared, with the figure nearly tripling to 15,585 in 2017 by November 8 © Provided by AFP The number of migrants arriving by sea on Spanish shores has soared, with the figure nearly tripling to 15,585 in 2017 by November 8

Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants, including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe.

"We saved 251 people from five improvised vessels all in the Alboran Sea," Spain's maritime safety authorities said on Twitter, referring to the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea.

The number of migrants arriving by sea on Spanish shores has soared over last year, with the figure nearly tripling to 15,585 in 2017 by November 8, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Spanish authorities said on Saturday they rescued over 250 migrants , including children, who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. Spanish migrant rescuers hit out at Italian boat seizure. How sporting glory is a dream come true for migrants in Spain .

Barcelona (AFP) - Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants , including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. "We saved 251 people from five improvised vessels all in the Alboran Sea," Spain 's maritime safety authorities said on

Many Africans undertaking the long route to Europe are choosing to avoid crossing danger-ridden Libya to get to Italy along the so-called central Mediterranean route, and choosing instead to get there via Morocco and Spain.

However, Spain is still well behind Italy, which has recorded some 114,400 arrivals by sea since since the start of the year.

Since January nearly 15,600 migrants have made it to Spain by sea, with 156 dying during the crossing, according to the IOM.

The agency estimates that some 155,850 migrants have made the dangerous crossing to Europe this year and another 2,961 died or went missing while trying.

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