755 More West Africans From Sub Sahara Arrive In 78 Boats Off Tarifa Coast

Red Cross volunteers move a baby who reached Tarifa by boat on Monday. / EFE

Red Cross volunteers move a baby who reached Tarifa by boat on Monday. / EFE

The huge influx of immigrants across the Mediterranean to the shores of Tarifa, in Cádiz province, continued on Tuesday as Spanish rescue services located at least 78 more small migrant boats. So far 755 further people, among them 95 women and 20 children, have been rescued according to the Spanish coastguard.

The immigrants were taken to Tarifa’s municipal sports center, which the local government has given over to allow them to receive treatment from Red Cross volunteers more quickly and because the local CETI temporary immigrant holding center is already at full capacity. Almost 500 sub-Saharans have been taken to the center in the last 72 hours.

Only one of the sub-Saharan migrants had to be treated in the port as they were suffering from severe hypothermia and had a severe wound on their shoulder, Red Cross sources said.

 

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