deaths at sea

A migrant boat after landing on Lesbos' northern coast | Photo: Holly Young
Rescue operation conducted by the Poseidon ship, which in 2015 intercepted a boat in the Strait of Sicily with 50 corpses onboard. PHOTO/ARCHIVE/EPA
The Sea Watch 3 patrols waters off the Libyan coast | Photo credit: Sea Watch
Migrants being rescued by the NGO's rescue ship 'Aquarius' in the Mediterranean. PHOTO/ARCHIVE/EPA/Guglielmo Mangiapane/SOS MEDITERRANEE
A migrant rests as the sun rises at the port of Algeciras in southern Spain after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar | Credit: ANSA/AP/Marcos Moreno
A handout photo made available by Sea-Eye shows crew members of the private rescue ship Professor Albrecht Penck watching a group of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Credit: EPA/ALEXANDER DRAHEIM / SEA-EYE HANDOUT
Four migrants are taken care of by a Red Cross member upon their arrival in the port in Malaga, southern Spain. Credit: EPA/Alvaro Cabrera
A woman lays flowers around the body of a migrant found in Canos de Meca beach in Cadiz, in southern Spain. Credit: EPA/ROMAN RIOS
People in a dinghy off the coast of Libya with a ship in the background | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/O.Calvo
The Turkish coast guard with migrants rescued from the Aegean Sea | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/DHA
The Mediterranean route accounted for half of all migrants that died or went missing in 2018, according to IOM
This is the second straight year that deaths have fallen in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo