Spanish authorities have great crossing boat migrants from Morocco

In Spain they predict for the next few weeks a large influx of boat people who make the crossing via Morocco.

Morocco is becoming increasingly popular as the gateway to Europe for refugees. After the more or less almost closing of the transit roads through the Balkan one takes in Spain in the past 5 months an explosive rise where the number of refugees arrived. Since the beginning of this calendar year, no less than on the southern European country to 3,432 individuals, an increase of 115.6% compared to the same period last year.

Carmen Gonzalez Enrique, migration specialist at the El Cano-Institute, predicts for the next few months many more immigrants. These would by their poor living conditions in Libya and Morocco respectively the crossing. This group is also more and more lately from North Africans, so last Thursday alone more than 500 Moroccans and Algerians have arrived in Spain.

Between 2012 and 2016 57,218 refugees reached the Spanish mainland, did the Moroccan nationality 4857.