From file: Two small boats with 35 Algerians aboard, intercepted by the Italian Finance Police in Sant'Antioco, Sardinia | Photo: ANSA/ARCHIVE/FINANCE POLICE PRESS OFFICE
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune hold a joint press conference in Algiers July 18, 2022 | Source: Screenshot from press conference released by Palazzo Chigi (Italian  Prime Minister's Office)
A Tunisian national coast guard helps migrants off a rescue boat in Jbeniana, Sfax, Tunisia April 23, 2022 | Photo: Wahid Dahech/ Handout via REUTERS
From file: An abandoned boat at Castilnovo beach in southern Spain, on November 10, 2021 | Photo: EPA/Isabel Laguna
Migrants visiting an MSF health center in Assamaka, Niger | Source: MSF
The Algerian Flag on the building of the Peoples Democratic Republic of Algeria embassy in Paris on October 4, 2021 | Photo: Raphael Lafargue / ABACA / Reuters
From file: a small boat carrying migrants off the southeast coast of Spain, north of the Moroccan-Algerian border, in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA
Migrants use railroads like these at the village of Cerbère, near Perpignan, to enter France from Spain | Photo: Screen shot France 3 Occitanie
Hizia and Mohammed (pictured) embarked for Spain from Algeria with 14-year-old Omar on December 31 | Photo: InfoMigrants
A picture provided by Spanish police of some of the goods and drugs recovered from the suspects | Source: Spanish National Police via Europol Press Release
Italian president Sergio Mattarella while speaking to the media in Algiers | Photo: ANSA/ UFFICIO STAMPA QUIRINALE/ PAOLO GIANDOTTI
A train hit and killed three people and seriously injured another person in southwestern France on October 12, 2021 | Photo: Bob Edme/AP