Nearly 150 Migrants Rescued off Spanish Coast - Maritime Rescue Service

© AP Photo / Gregorio BorgiaA rubber boat loaded of migrants is seen during a search and rescue mission in the mediterranean sea off the Libyan coasts, Italy, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A rubber boat loaded of migrants is seen during a search and rescue mission in the mediterranean sea off the Libyan coasts, Italy, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Six boats, carrying a total of about 150 migrants, have been detected off the coast of Spain, according to the local Maritime Rescue Service.

MADRID (Sputnik) — The rescue service said on Saturday that all the refugees would be transferred to the Andalusian ports of Almeria and Motril in Granada province.

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. - Sputnik International
Europe Faces 'Difficult Crossroads' Managing Migrant Crisis - Greek PM

Europe is struggling to manage a massive refugee crisis, as hundreds of thousands of people flee conflict-torn regions in the Middle East and North Africa, seeking asylum in the bloc.

A migrant, hiding under a train, tries to sneak on a train towards Serbia, at the railway station in the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Over 1,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa, enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to the more prosperous European Union countries - Sputnik International
EU Must Get Ready: UN Predicts 1.4 Mln Migrants to Arrive in Next Two Years
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that nearly 400,000 people arrived in Greece by sea this year. Some 533,591 people are reported to have crossed the Mediterranean to reach Spain, Italy and Malta, in addition to Greece.

The number of migrants and refugees arriving in the bloc could total some 700,000 by the end of 2015, according to the IOM.

According to the European Commission, over 500,000 asylum seekers have already entered the European Union in 2015 alone.

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