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Migrant sea arrivals from Africa rising in Spain

13 August 2017, 12:33 | Deanna Wagner

Migrant sea arrivals from Africa rising in Spain

Migrant sea arrivals from Africa rising in Spain

Over 100,000 migrants reached Europe from North Africa and the Middle East in the first half of 2017, according to data published by the International Organization of Migration.

On the same day, 12 migrants arrived in waters off the Spanish territory of Ceuta in northern Morocco on board jet-skis, with one man drowning before he could be rescued, according to authorities.

"It's possible that Spain will outperform Greece this year", Mr Millman said.

Since eight of the top 10 African countries where migrants live before they look to Libya as a jumping off point are located in western Africa, heading north to Morocco and trying for Spain could be cheaper, easier and safer, he said.

At least 121 refugees lost their lives while trying to reach Spain by sea this year, compared to 97 last year, the IOM said.

"If so, that's a big change".

According to the IOM, 117,795 refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 so far, with nearly 83 percent arriving in Italy. The migrants in Spain most often have no identification and are usually young males from Morocco, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast and a handful of other West African countries, according to quotes by police.


He also said they were using smaller crafts to cross the short but choppy sea to Spain in the hope of slipping in undetected.

Spain's Guardia Civil police force said that nine of around 30 migrants who arrived on the beach on Wednesday had been found, all of them minors in their teens.

More than 1,600 people have been rescued off the coast of Cádiz since January.

While migrants often camp in crowded tent ghettos upon arrival, a great many disperse throughout Western Europe over a period of time.

The teenagers will be taken to migrant reception centres, where they can apply for asylum in Spain.

Faced with the number of recent entry attempts, authorities in Ceuta have made a decision to close the border for trade for over a week, to allow guards to better man the fence.



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