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Spain may be new migrant hotspot

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Migrants intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, are seen on a rescue boat after arriving at the port of Malaga, southern Spain July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Berlin (AFP) – The head of the EU’s border agency has warned the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain might develop into the next key pathway for migrants seeking to reach Europe. Data released by the International Organisation for Migration showed that migrants arriving in Spain numbered 6,513 for first six months of 2017. In June this year alone, there were 6,000 irregular arrivals in Spain were recorded in June this year alone. Around half of the migrants are Moroccans, while others came from west African countries.

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