Morocco intercepts more than 200 migrants at sea

AFP , Thursday 8 Oct 2020

Morroco's coastguard has intercepted 231 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who were trying to reach Europe using kayaks and other makeshift crafts, official media reported on Thursday.

Quoting a military source, MAP news agency said the migrants intercepted since Tuesday were safely taken to various ports across Morocco after being given first aid.

Morocco is a key transit route for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa attempting to reach Europe and only 15 kilometres (about nine miles) separate it from Spain in the Strait of Gibraltar.


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