deaths at sea

The Turkish coast guard with migrants rescued from the Aegean Sea | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/DHA
The Mediterranean route accounted for half of all migrants that died or went missing in 2018, according to IOM
This is the second straight year that deaths have fallen in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo
The "Aquarius" became subject to a diplomatic row in 2018 | Credit: Getty
Migrants rescued by Spanish Salvamento Maritimo arrive in the port of Melilla, Spain | Photo: EPA/F.G.GUERRERO
An empty rubber boat reportedly used by migrants to cross the Mediterranean Sea before being intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard | Photo: EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez | Credit: ANSA
A coast guard cutter in Cagliari searching for eight migrants who have been missing since a shipwreck four days ago off Sant'Antioco, in south-west Sardinia | Credit: Tax police
Rescue workers from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO retrieve the bodies of an adult and a child among the remains of a migrant boat. Credit: Proactiva Open Arms
Migrants disembark in the port of Algeciras, Spain. Credit: EPA/A.CARRASCO RAGEL
Migrants about to be rescued by a Doctors Without Borders ship Credit: EPA/MSF
A Spanish Civil guard unit escorts a boat with migrants in the port of Lanzarote, Spain. Credit: EPA/Spanish Civil Guard