RABAT, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan navy on Sunday night and Monday rescued 424 Spain-bound migrants in the Mediterranean, official news Agency MAP reported.
A total of 424 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan countries, aboard inflatable boats, including 53 women and 16 children, were rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar by the Moroccan navy, said the agency.
The migrants, some in bad health condition, received necessary healthcare, and were brought to the Moroccan ports, it added.
Morocco has become a hub for African migrants who seek to reach Europe for a better life.
According to the Moroccan authorities, over 40,300 illegal immigration attempts were foiled in the first six months of 2019.