Drop in Numbers of Migrants Leaving Senegal (News, Statistics)

Frontex reports a significant drop in the numbers of clandestine migrants arrested in Senegal: from 2,743 in 2007 to 494 in 2008 to 33 so far this year.

“Senegal signed a cooperation agreement with Europe in September 2006 in order to reverse the number of illegal immigrants from west Africa heading for Spain’s Canary Islands, one of the main entry points into Europe.”

“These days, emigrants are more likely to be leaving from Gambia and Guinea Bissau, according to a Frontex official.”

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