MADRID – The Spanish coast guard Friday and Saturday, 933 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea is saved. Also, the coast guard has four dead recovered.
The number of people per boat to Spain, flight to poverty and conflict to escape from it, is last year doubled and, according to the European border agency is likely to rise this year. This will result in migration might be higher on the Spanish national political agenda.
The new Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez in the first two weeks of his office all migrant-friendly steps. So he has offered to the reddingsschip Aquarius with 629 people on board to Spain, after it was previously denied by Malta and Italy. Also, he promised free health care to people without papers.
The coast guard reported on Twitter that the 507 people from 59 small rubberbootjes had rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar, where it is also the four dead found. All the other rescue took place in the Alboránzee, between the north-east of Morocco and the south-east of Spain.
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