Italian Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi (L) meets his Egyptian counterpart Mahmoud Tawfik (R) in Cairo, Egypt, March 16, 2023 | Photo: Italian Interior Ministry website
The Sea-Eye 4 rescue ship docked at the port of Naples, February 6, 2023 | Photo:
picture alliance / Kontrolab / Salvatore Laporta
Tunisian Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine (R) speaks with Italian Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi (L), at the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior in Tunis, Tunisia | Photo: EPA/Tunisian Interior Minister Press Service
From left to right: Italian Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi, Tunisian Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine, Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi and Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani during a meeting in Tunis | Photo: ANSA/Claudio Peri
About 80% of all migrant deaths are reportedly due to drowning during sea crossings | E. Morenatti/AP Photo/picture-alliance
From file: Abdullah Omar (right) left Eritrea in 2018 and stayed for about two years in Libya. Tunis, May 2022 | Tarek Guizani / InfoMigrants
From file: Frostbite and hypothermia have been reported among migrants here at the Lipa camp | Screenshot from DW video report
Migrants launch from the coast of northern France cross the English Channel in an inflatable boat near Dover, Britain, August 4, 2021 | Photo: Peter Nicholls / Reuters
According to UNHCR there are 288,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers, many more are undocumented  | Photo : picture-alliance/dpa/P. Rigal
From file: Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: Vincenzo Circosta/anadolu
Egypt used to be regarded as a transit country for migrants but in recent years, more and more Egyptian nationals have also decided to leave their home country | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/Photoshot/P. Chaoyue
MSF shared this image of the small vessel caught in Maltese waters | Photo: MSF