Some 550 of the migrants were from Maghreb countries of northwest Africa and the rest from sub-Saharan African countries
Time of the organization and attention to the immigrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar. Three hundred and twenty people between sub-Saharan and Moroccan have been rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar by Marine Slavamento and Civil Guard of the sea. Among the sub-Saharans came twelve women and six minors, one of them a baby. Among the Moroccans came two young women and between thirty and forty minors. Once in the port of Tarifa have been attended by Civil Guard and Spanish Red Cross. On August 16, 2017. Marcos Moreno, photo: AP/Marcos Moreno
17 of August 2017 15:46:54
MADRID – Spain's maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year.The service said it rescued 16 migrants early Thursday in the Strait of Gibraltar, a narrow passage that separates Spain from Morocco. On Wednesday, its vessels rescued 601 migrants, including two in a canoe and six in a beach paddle boat.The service said of the 601, 432 migrants were rescued in the Strait and 169 further east in the Mediterranean. Some 550 of the migrants were from Maghreb countries of northwest Africa and the rest from sub-Saharan African countries.
Joel Millman, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, called the influx "a big number" for Spain, though Italy has received far more migrants this year."We haven't had days like that in quite some time. But it isn't very big for the region," he said. "Earlier this summer, we had an 8,000-person weekend, as I recall, between Libya and Italy. "More than 9,000 migrants have reached Spain by sea so far this year, more than the total for all of 2016.
Cities must respond to people living in them, even if they are illegal - L. López, Commissioner for Migration, Barcelona City Council, Spain— IOM (@UNmigration) 26 de octubre de 2015