Dozens of African migrants landed on a Spanish beach in front of a bunch of sunbathers, thanks to an inflatable boat. (see video below)
The video shows the migrants jumping out of a black inflatable raft and sprinting across the sand on the beaches of Cadiz, in southern Spain, after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar.
The group of migrants managed to leave the beach before officials arrived.
The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon, with footage showing the boat coming up behind a man and a child, waist deep in the ocean.
The migrant invasion into Europe continues to be a real problem. For example, the number of migrants heading into Italy is astonishing. According to reports, as many as 1,000,000 migrants are already on the way to Libya and Europe from countries across Africa.
It’s estimated that 590 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean in the first three months of 2017, and roughly 21,900 refugees reached Italy in the first 3 months of 2017, up from 14,500 during the same period last year.
Overall, 181,000 refugees reached Italy from Libya last year.
Last year 179,000 of the 181,000 African refugees in Italy were picked up outside Libyan coastal waters either by the Italian navy, the EU border agency Frontex or by NGOs.
According to the Guardian, studies show that as many as 75% of Nigerians reaching Italy via Libya, the largest group of migrants, are deemed to be economic migrants. The number of Nigerians reaching Italy via Libya has risen from 9,000 in 2014 to 37,550 in 2016. By contrast, nearly 90% of refugees from countries such as Eritrea are being granted asylum.
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