– New Migrant Route Opens to Spain, With Arrivals Trebling in 2017:
A third migrant route appears to be opening up across the Mediterranean as the number of migrants landing along Spain’s coastline has tripled this year.
Between January and April 2016, some 1,026 migrants arrived in Europe via Spain. But that number has shot up in the same period of 2017 to more than 3,300, making the Spanish route the fastest growing in the Mediterranean.
In the last week alone, there has been a fresh surge in arrivals. On Wednesday, more than 100 migrants were picked up by the Spanish coastguard from three boats near Alborán, a rocky outcrop halfway between Spain and Morocco, The Telegraph has reported.