migrant smuggling

Migrants board a smuggler's boat on the beach of Gravelines, near Dunkirk, northern France on October 12, 2022, in an attempt to cross the English Channel | Photo: AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy
Fawwaz in a photo provided to ANSA by members of his family | Photo: Private
Love in Hell | Credit: InfoMigrants, F24
From file: Countless traffickers operating in Libya are accused of keeping migrants under inhumane conditions to extort their families for money | Photo: Narciso Contreras/Hans Lucas/Imago
From file: Migrants arriving on Lesbos | Photo: Marios Lolos/Xinhua/imago
One of the two speedboats driven by suspected people smugglers | Source: Greek coast guard press handout www.hcg.gr
From file: German police inspecting a van | Photo: Andreas Arnold/dpa/picture-alliance
From file: Migrants face mortal dangers while trying to reach European countries | Photo: imago/ZUMA Press
About 80% of all migrant deaths are reportedly due to drowning during sea crossings | E. Morenatti/AP Photo/picture-alliance
From file: Migrants usually rely on smugglers or agents to reach the EU via the Balkans | Photo: EPA / Koca Sulejmanovic
From file: A police officer in Italy | Photo: ANSA/Italian police
In 2019, the death of Vietnamese migrants smuggled in a truck drew attention to a wider human trafficking problem | Photo: Gareth Fuller/empics/picture alliance