deaths at sea

Snapshot of a video produced by the New York Times about the fatal attempt of migrants to cross the Mediterranean in November 2017. A Libyan coast guard vessel is seen in the top left corner | Credit: New York Times/Sea-Watch
Some 23,000 boat migrants have reached the Canary Islands, Spain in 2020 | Photo: Europa Press / picture-alliance / dpa
Lampedusa Mayor Totò Martello in Rome, on September 2, 2020 | Photo: ANSA/Massimo Percossi
Migrants on board a rubber dinghy reach out to crew members of the Open Arms, February 12, 2021 | Photo: picture alliance/dpa/AP | Bruno Thevenin
Italian navy ship Libra off the coast of Lampedusa | Photo: ANSA/Guiseppe Lami
Smuggling migrants has become a highly lucrative business for many | Photo: AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy
A migrant rescue off the coast of Libya in June 2020 | Photo: ANSA/Mediterranea Saving Humans
Souleymane died on Tuesday when the boat he was traveling on capsized off the Libyan coast | Photo: Private
From file: Migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, March 2020 | Photo: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis
Rescuers disembark a migrant in the port of Arguineguin, in the south part of the island of Gran Canaria, Spain January 15, 2021 | Photo: picture alliance/dpa/AP | Javier Bauluz
In the last year, the numbers of boats setting off from Tunisia towards Italy and the Italian island of Lampedusa has dramatically increased | Source: InfoMigrants
From file: Boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands coasts are seen piled up at Arinaga port, in Aguimes, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, on November 13, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Borja Suarez