From file: The migrant rescue ship Louise Michel is being sponsored by Banksy | Photo: Sea-Watch International via Twitter
Migrants on a wooden boat wait to be rescued by the Sea-Eye 4 in the Mediterranean Sea, on November 3, 2021 | Photo: Hugo Le Beller/Sea-Eye/REUTERS
From file: The Sea-Eye 4 rescue ship | Photo: Sea-Eye
The three men say that in hindsight, they regret coming to Europe | Photo: Jelka Kretzschmar/Free Elhiblu3 Campaign
The Geo Barents has rescued hundreds of migrants in recent days | Photo: MSF
From file: Migrants on board the Armed Forces of Malta vessel P22, rescued at sea by Italian coastguard vessels just outside Maltese waters, arriving at a maritime base at Hay Wharf, in Floriana, Malta | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/DOMENIC AQUILINA
Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska (C), with his counterparts from Cyprus Nikos Nouris (left), Greek Immigration and Asylum Policies Minister Notis Mitarachi (second from left), Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese (second from right) and Malta's Interior Minister Byron Camilleri (right) at the start of the EU MED5 group meeting in Malaga, southern Spain, September 25, 2021 | Photo: EPA/DANIEL PEREZ
One of the rescue operations by the Ocean Viking on July 31 | Photo: ANSA / take from the Twitter feed of @SOSMedItalia
The operations marked one of the biggest single rescue missions | Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
Migrant wait to be assisted by crew members of Open Arms in waters off Lampedusa on Thursday, July 29, 2021 | Photo: AP Photo/Santi Palacios/Picture-alliance
From file: A migrant boat rescued by Sea-Eye's Alan Kurdi | Photo: Joris Grahl / Sea-Eye
Three migrants had died by the time the Maltese armed forces reached the boat. 81 were rescued alive | Source: Screenshot from Sea-Watch International