mediterranean route

Thousands of people die at sea each year trying to cross the Mediterranean / Credit: picture alliance/AP Photo/E. Morenatti
The Aita Mari ship. Credit: Shm
A boat intercepted by the Italian finance police of Porto Empedocle in waters off the coast of the town of Realmonte, after numerous Tunisians disembarked from the vessel. Photo ANSA/FINANCE POLICE PRESS OFFICE
Photo shows the ship Aquarius sailing in the Mediterranean. Photo by Guglielmo Mangiapane/SOS Mediterranee/EPA
Migrants on baord the MV Aquarius
25 Maghreb migrants rescued arriving on board of a Red Cross boat in Almeria, Andalusia, August 3. Red Cross members and Navy Rescue members rescued 58 people in Alboran Island. PHOTO/EPA/CARLOS BARBA
archive photo shows about 15 migrants aboard a small boat intercepted by finance police off the southern coast of Sardinia. ANSA/FINANCE POLICE PRESS OFFICE/CAGLIARI AIR AND NAVAL GROUP
Group of migrants of the Sarost 5 docking in the port of Zarzis. CREDIT: IOM
Nora Azzaoui (l.) and Vera Günther (r.) want to change perceptions on refugees and migrants  | credit: Mimycri
With deaths at sea being the main cause of death for refugees, EU countries are trying to find viable solutions to securing their borders
For those trying to cross the Mediterranean the chance of dying  is now much greater
Migrants in Tripoli, Libya