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Scene from the documentary film 'Angeli dal mare' ('Angels of the Sea') on the Lampedusa Coast Guard by director Simone Gandolfo. ANSA/TV2000
A migrant sits at the port after a rescue operation 25 miles north of Zuwara, Libya in early May 2018 | Photo: Zuhair Abusrewil
Police escort an asylum seeker away


Every week, truckloads of migrants arrive in Agadez, Niger
Demonstrators in Stockholm in 2016 call on the government to step down over its handling of migration
Mohammed Omar, 18 Refugee from Aleppo, Syria


Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini | Credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile
The NGO Open Arms vessel arriving at Burriana Port in Valencia, Spain, 14 June 2018. EPA/Domenech Castello
Crew members of the Irish Naval Service as they rescue migrants in the Mediterranean 36 Nautical Miles North East of Tripoli, Libya, on 21 October 2016/. EPA/IRISH DEFENCE FORCES / HANDOUT COPYRIGHT IRISH DEFENCE FORCES

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European border patrol agency Frontex
Anchor centers are intended to process asylum claims faster - and also to speed up deportations
Many people in need of resettlement are in African countries along the central Mediterranean route, according to the UNHCR

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Migration numbers Relocation in 2015
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Salem, an Eritrean relocated from Italy to Portugal