The EU has been funding the Libyan coast guard for years to help stem the flow of migrants into Europe | Photo: Hazem Ahmed/AP/picture-alliance
From file: A boat full of migrants reaches Lampedusa | Photo: ARCHIVE/ANSA/CONCETTA RIZZO
A vessl of the so-called Libyan coast guard (top left) and migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking | Photo: SOS Mediterranee
Siful from Bangladesh is one of 17 survivors of a shipwreck that took place on March 12 off Libya's coast | Photo: ANSA
Migrants disembark from the Emergency Life Support vessel in Brindisi, Italy, March 10, 2023 |  PHOTO/ARCHIVE/EPA/MAX FRIGIONE
Boat that reportedly capsized on March 11 photographed by a Sea-Watch surveillance aircraft | Source:
EMERGENCY search-and-rescue vessel facilitates rescue in international waters off the coast of Libya. 
 | Photo: EMERGENCY/G.Micalizzi
Arnaud Yao, an employee of Fraternita Massi, a refuge for migrants, in Oulx/©LouisChahuneau
Traffickers 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 arrested by Libyan authorities in Zawiya, in northern Libya | Photo: ANSA
The ship Life Support of Emergency during rescue operations of 156 shipwrecked in the night of 16 February 2023 | Photo: ANSA/ONG Onlus Press Office
Shoes of immigrants are pictured on the beach, who died after their boat capsized, in Qassr Alkhyar, Libya February 14, 2023 | Photo: REUTERS/ Libyan Red Crescent/Handout