London - Fifty Moroccan and sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued earlier this week off the Spanish coast when their boats ran adrift as they were attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea from northern Morocco to Almeira in southern Spain.

Spain rescues 50 migrants drifting between south coast and Morocco
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Russell Higham is a freelance journalist based in Brighton, England who has also lived in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.