mediterranean route

The hulls of abandoned boats on Lampedusa after having brought migrants to the island | Photo: ANSA/Ciro Fusco
Migrants waiting on board NGO ship Ocean Viking to disembark, off the coast of Malta | Photo: EPA/Hannah Wallace Bowman/ Doctors Without Borders
Some migrants stopped by Italian Carabinieri police after disembarking in southern Sardinia | Photo: ANSA/CARABINIERI
Some migrants stopped by Italian Carabinieri police after disembarking in southern Sardinia | Photo: ANSA/CARABINIERI
Detained migrants sitting in the Abu Salim detention center in Gasr Garabulli, 60 kilometers east of Tripoli, Libya | Photo: EPA/STR
Saed saw Germany as a symbol of hope and a place where he might be able to find the freedom and democracy he craved | Photo: Emma Wallis
The Lampedusa hotspot | Photo: ANSA
Coffins on the dock after the Lampedusa shipwreck | Photo: ANSA
European Union delegates, including then-EU President Jose Manuel Barroso, pay tribute to the over 300 victims of the shipwreck on October 9, 2013 | Photo: EPA/ROBERTO SALOMONE
About 80 percent of all migrant deaths are reportedly due to drowning during sea crossings | Photo: Picture-alliance / AP Photo / E. Morenatti
European Operation Sophia has been rescuing fewer migrants since its ships were halted | Credit: Picture-alliance/dpa/G.Lami
Red Cross volunteers take care of migrants upon their arrival at the port of Arguineguin in Gran Canaria, the Canary islands, Spain, 18 June 2018 | Photo: Imago
Migrants sit at Njila detention center near Tripoli, Libya | Photo: ANSA