Spain warned of migrant crisis ahead

UNHCR predicts arrivals from north Africa could be twice last year's total

Spain's peak year for migrant arrivals from the south was 2006 when 39,180 made it across the Mediterranean

THERE are fears that Spain may become the next Italy, where at least 85,000 migrants have swamped the authorities so far this year. The warning comes from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which is predicting arrivals in Spain from north Africa are heading for twice last year’s total.

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