deaths at sea

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
Many of those who are rescued are victims of human trafficking, according to the Ocean Viking | Photo: picture alliance
Some of the migrants who arrived in Messina after being rescued by the Harbor Police, which found them on board a fishing boat off the Libyan coast on July 24, 2022 | Photo: Carmelo Imbesi/Ansa
From file: Boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands are seen on a beach in Gran Canaria | Photo: Reuters
From file: Migrants arriving in Spain's Canary Islands in late March this year | Photo: Mercedes Menendez/Pacific Press/picture-alliance
A Tunisian national coast guard helps migrants off a rescue boat in Jbeniana, Sfax, Tunisia April 23, 2022 | Photo: Wahid Dahech/ Handout via REUTERS
File photo: Wrecks of boats used to get to Lanzarote from the African coast in Arrecife, Canary Islands, Spain, November 22, 2021 | Photo: Nicola Marfisi / Avalon
From file: Migrants picked up at sea by the Libyan coast guard | Photo:Hazem Ahmed / AP File
From file: Migrants crossing the English Channel, September 2020 | Photo: picture-alliance/P. Bonniere
Police in Germany arrested 18 individuals accused of smuggling people | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K.J. Hildenbrand
From file: Thousands of people go missing as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe | Photo: Picture-alliance
French police patrol the English Channel at Wimereux, near Calais | Photo: Pascal Rossignol, Reuters