Many African migrants flee their country seeking security and prosperity in Europe. The United Nations marks International Migrants Day on December 18. 2013.
- Greek coastguard arrests 78 migrants thought to be Syrians
- Libya coastguard rescues 84 migrants at sea
- Twelve people drown in migrant boat accident off Egypt
- Migrants storm Spanish border fence in Melilla again
- Bodies of six ‘Syrian’ migrants found dead on Sicily beach
- Spain, Morocco rescue 66 illegal migrants at sea