mediterranean route

Migrants who were rescued by Spanish Salvamento Maritimo prepare to board a bus upon their arrival at the port of Malaga in Andalusia, Spain | EPA/Daniel Perez
One of the professional sailors on the Mare Jonio ship. Photo: Marta Buso
Aïcha, an Ivorian asylum-seeker in Marseille. Photo: InfoMigrants / Dana Alboz
Migrants on board an overcrowded inflatable boat are intercepted by the Libyan coastguard. Photo: Hani Amara, REUTERS file picture
Refugees and migrants wait for a pre-registration process at the refugee camp in the former international Helliniko Airport in Athens, Greece | Photo: EPA/Simela Pantzartzi
A Syrian man takes his chances traveling through the Balkan countries in an attempt to reach the EU | Photo: ANSA
Photo courtesy of Sea Watch showing the private rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 off the Libyan Coast, December 19, 2018 | Photo: EPA/CHRIS GRODOTZKI/SEA-WATCH.ORG
Migrants rescued February 6-8 2019 in the Straits of Gibraltar | Photo: Spanish Maritime Rescue Service / ANSA
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
Some of the migrants aboard the private rescue ship Sea Watch 3 taken on January 27 2019 | Photo: ANSA/DOMENICO PALESSE
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
Authorities recorded raids associated with the operation | Credit: ANSA/GUARDIA DI FINANZA POLICE