Increase in number of illegal migrants entering Europe
The number of illegal immigrants making the journey to Europe has significantly increased, says the European Union border agency, CNN reports quoting International Business Times.
For the period January to April this year, 42,000 migrants were detected on the route from North Africa to Italy.
25,650 of these migrants had crossed from Libya and, combined with seven other routes, the total figure of illegal immigrants reaching Europe for the year so far is approximately 60,000.
Figures show that 140,000 migrants have crossed from Arabian countries after the Arab Spring.