mediterranean route

Baby Ali* was born on board the Geo Barents after the stress of the journey and rescue triggered his mother Fatima's labor | Source: @MSF_Sea Twitter
A rescue operation in the Mediterranean on Sunday, December 4, carried by the crews of the ships Humanity 1 and Louise Michel in international waters off the Libyan coast | Photo: Nicole Thyssen/SOS Humanity Via AP
A publicity poster from the film Tra le Onde --Amid the waves | Photo: ANSA / Eurofilm
The Tunisian health system lacks so much funding that it doesn't manage to retain the doctors it trains | Photo: Moncef Slimi/DW
The fishing boat carrying 483 migrants arrives in Crete | Photo: AP/picture-alliance
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From file: Migrants on a rubber dinghy are pictured during a rescue operation, off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea, November 13, 2020. Picture taken November 13, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Stringer
 People leaving flowers on the coffins before the funeral of the 26 young migrant women who died at sea, at the Monumental Cemetery of Salerno, Italy, 17 November 2017 | Photo: ANSA / CIRO FUSCO
Italy and France's recent spat over rescuing migrants at sea has raised the issue of migration management across the EU | Photo: Vincenzo Circosta/AA/picture alliance
From file: A coast guard cutter that rescued a boat carrying migrants from North Africa, including several women and children, arrives in Lampedusa on August 3, 2020 | Photo: ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Authorities are slow to document migrant deaths, the UN says - though some governments like Spain (seen here) keep books | Photo: AP/picture-alliance
'We cannot manage migration on a case by case, boat by boat basis,' said European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas | Photo: Jérémie Lusseau/SOS MEDITERRANEE