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While many of the migrants trying to reach Spanish soil are sub-Saharan Africans, there has also been a growing number of North Africans hoping to get to the Canaries | Photo: Borja Suarez/Reuters
From file: The cemetery of the unidentified, in Zarzis, Tunisia, where the bodies of around 500 migrants are buried | Photo: InfoMigrants
Several survivors of a shipwreck off Lebanon said the Lebanese navy ship rammed their boat. Photo reads (in Arabic): 'Army Command - Directorate Department' | Photo: picture-alliance
Libya receives EU support to train its coastguard to intercept and return migrants | Photo: picture-alliance/S. Palacios
During another shipwreck in the Mediterranean, this man was rescued by the crew of the Sea-Watch 3 | Photo: Michél Kekulé / Sea Watch International
Foreigners walk to Shehyni checkpoint to cross from Ukraine into Poland on March 1, 2022 | Photo: Picture-alliance
A view of the CPR repatriation center of Bari-Polese in the southern Puglia region, Italy | Photo: ANSA/ITALIAN INTERIOR MINISTER
A group of 30 migrants were rescued by the Ocean Viking in international waters off the Libyan coast on March 24, 2022 | Photo: Jérémie Lusseau/SOS MEDITERRANEE
From File: Tunisian naval and coast guard have reported bodies washing up and rescuing migrants who got into difficulty on the central Mediterranean route several times in 2022 | Photo: Tasnim Nasri/  Picture-alliance/Anadolu Agency
Libyan Red Crescent workers pick up bodies near Sabratha, February 28, 2022 | Credit: Twitter @rgowans / Libyan Red Crescent
From file: Wreath of flowers thrown into the sea during the October 3, 2019 commemoration of 366 victims of a shipwreck that took place on October 3, 2013 off Lampedusa | ANSA/Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo
Libyan Red Crescent workers pick up bodies near Sabratha, February 28, 2022 | Credit: Twitter @rgowans / Libyan Red Crescent