Spain's maritime rescue service saved nearly 1,000 migrants in 2 days
Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days.
As a crackdown by Libyan authorities has made it more difficult for migrants to reach Italy, many are attempting the trip from Algeria and Morocco into Spain, where over 20,000 have already arrived by sea in 2018.
Migration into Europe is down sharply from previous years but the topic has become very political.
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