deaths at sea

Around 80 percent of migrant deaths are reportedly due to drowning during attempted sea crossings
Migrants rescued by Tunisian fishermen, Zarzis, Tunisia, May 11, 2019 | Photo: Picture Alliance/S. Jelassi
The German rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Sea-Watch.org/C. Grodotzki
Migrants waiting to be rescued by the NGO ship Aquarius after their boat that sank about 30 miles off the Libyan coast last November | Photo: ANSA/ PO SOS MEDITERRANEE/ SUZANNE FRIEDEL
A migrant boat after landing on Lesbos' northern coast | Photo: Holly Young
Lyon 2 student Ahmad Gamal has penned an open letter to the European Parliament | Photo: InfoMigrants

A Saudi police officer standing next to foreign workers | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/STRINGER
Crossing the Mediterranean is extremely risky for migrants
From file: Migrants off the Libyan coast, February 2018 | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/O.Calvo
Migrants on board an overcrowded inflatable boat are intercepted by the Libyan coastguard | Photo: Hani Amara, REUTERS file picture
In Thiaroye-sur-Mer, Senegal, the lack of jobs is pushing the community’s youth to leave for Europe | Photo: Leslie Carretero
A file photo dated 19 August 2008 shows 17-year-old Somalian athlete Samia (Saamiya) Yusuf Omar at the start of the women's 200 meter heats in the National Stadium at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. | Photo: EPA/Kerim Okten