Half of undocumented migrants who crossed the Mediterranean to Europe arrived in Spain, setting a new record in both irregular migrant arrivals and deaths.

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 19,830 in 2019, Deaths Reach 512
Migrants try to stay afloat during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean. Photo: Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi
Tarek Bazza is a journalist at Morocco World News with Master’s degree in Translation from King Fahd School of Translation in Tangier.