By Euro Weekly News Media • 01 October 2018 • 16:37
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ANOTHER large number of 660 African migrants were rescued off the Spanish coast over the weekend.
Reports claim that, on Saturday alone, 342 migrants were rescued from a total of seven boats which originally departed from Africa’s northern coast.
On Sunday, 318 migrants were picked up, including one small boat containing twelve men.
2018 has been a particularly busy year for Spain’s coastguard with the Salvamento Maritimo reporting record numbers of incoming migrants on a regular basis.
The estimated total of migrants that have arrived to Spain this year stands at 35,653 according to the International Organisation for Migration.
The number of migrants that have entered Europe nations, including Spain, via the Mediterranean Sea this year is estimated to be around 81,207.
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