- Title: Spanish coast guard rescues 24 migrants near Gran Canaria
- Date: 27th December 2019
- Summary: ARGUINEGUIN, SPAIN (DECEMBER 27, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SPANISH COAST GUARD VESSEL CARRYING RESCUED MIGRANTS ARRIVING AT PORT COAST GUARD CARRYING MIGRANT BABY AND HANDING IT TO MEMBER OF RED CROSS MIGRANTS WAITING TO DISEMBARK COAST GUARD CARRYING ANOTHER MIGRANT BABY AND HANDING IT TO MEMBER OF RED CROSS MIGRANTS WAITING TO DISEMBARK VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS DISEMBARKING
- Embargoed: 10th January 2020 15:39
- Keywords: Arguineguin port Gran Canarias Spanish coast guard rescued migrants
- Location: ARGUINEGUIN, SPAIN
- City: ARGUINEGUIN, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBR4SHZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A Spanish coast guard vessel picked up a boat carrying 24 African migrants in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday (December 27) and transported them to the port of Arguineguin in the island of Gran Canaria.
The migrants included 18 males, 3 women, one minor and two babies. The Coast Guard said they were all in good health.
Thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East embark on the perilous journey by sea every year hoping to make it to Europe.
Spain's ministry of interior reported that up to December 1, a total of 24,031 irregular migrants had arrived in Spain by sea, 29% less than the same time last year.
(Production: Borja Suarez, Miguel Gutierrez)
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