Rescue workers are searching for survivors after at least 17 migrants died trying to reach Spain from north Africa. Two rafts were found in the western Mediterranean with 80 people onboard and 13 dead, according to the Spanish coastguard. Spain has now become the main destination for undocumented migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East trying to reach Europe. “These numbers, however, tell only a partial story of the tragedy unfolding in the Western Mediterranean. Legal and logistical restrictions have discouraged non-governmental organisations from conducting search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean.
Source: The North Africa Journal November 06, 2018 15:35 UTC