8 November in the waters off the Spanish coast rescue Service and security at sea Spain saved 341 migrant. In the Alborán sea saved 319 illegal immigrants, and in the Strait of Gibraltar – 22.
This was reported by rescue and safety at sea of Spain.
Starting in 2015, due to the intensification of conflicts in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa increased the number of migrants from these countries to Europe. International organization for migration reported that the number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean sea since the beginning of 2018, has exceeded 100 thousand. Most migrants and refugees accepted Spain – 49 thousand people.
We will remind that on October 28 the Spanish rescue service in the waters between Spain and the coast of North Africa have saved more than 350 migrants.
We will add that at the end of August, Italy has appealed to the member countries of the European Union with a call to open the ports for the admission of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean sea. Earlier, the Spanish port of Valencia has agreed to take 629 refugees from the ship, the Aquarius, which was not allowed in Italy and Malta. The Spanish authorities stated that he did it to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe.