Morocco navy picks up 242 migrants in Spain crossing try


A file photo taken at Malaga just after a preceding rescue. Photo: AFP

The Moroccan navy has picked up 242 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who have been attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Spain in flimsy boats, the official MAP press agency reported late Friday.

It stated the migrants, like 50 ladies and 12 kids, have been rescued from quite a few inflatable boats which had got into difficulty.

“The migrants, some of whom have been unwell, have been taken safely to port,” the news agency stated.

So far this year, additional than 15,000 such migrants have created it to Spain, 12,000 by the sea route, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates.

A lot more than 200 have died in the try.

Aiming to halt the migrant influx, the European Union final year gave Morocco 140 million euros to help efforts to curb human traffickers.

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