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Spain gets 1200 migrants from boats

MADRID – The Spanish authorities still have the hands full with the rescue of migrants via the Mediterranean Sea, try Europe. The maritime rescue service in the country reports that in two days time more than 1200 people from boats.

Daily image in the Strait of Gibraltar. Rubberbootjes, overloaded with migrants, set sail for Spain.

The authorities in the South-European country took on Friday only all 888 migrants vessels in the Alboránzee and the Strait of Gibraltar. A day later it went to 334 people, that is on seventeen boats were. Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska (Internal Affairs) called the influx of migrants Saturday, a European problem, that a European solution is required”.

The International Organization for Migration says that Spain is the new destination has become for migrants on boats in the Mediterranean Sea crossing. Between 1 January and 25 July arrived nearly 21,000 migrants via the sea in the country, compared to over 15,000 in Greece, and more than 18,000 in Italy.

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