Number Of Migrants Entering Alicante Up 38 Per Cent In 2020

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THE number of migrant boats entering Alicante illegally is up 38 per cent in 2020
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, new data released by the Red Cross has revealed that the number of migrant boats arriving in Alicante has increased by 38 per cent compared to 2019. In all, nearly 2,200 people died this year trying to illegally enter Spain, accoutring to a report by a migration NGO.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 900 people have arrived in the province of Alicante, 77 children and 21 of whom were women. The majority of migrants trying to enter Alicante are Algerian or Moroccan, with six Syrian nationals rescued in 2020 also.
July 25 saw the most undocumented migrants arriving in Alicante in one day, with 70 people landing in six boats throughout the region.                          ________________________________________________________________________
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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