mediterranean route

Migrants on a boat off Sardinia | Photo: ANSA
Pietro Bartolo, the 'migrants' doctor,' is now a member of European Parliament | Photo: ANSA
Last June, the Sea-Watch was blocked at sea with 42 people aboard due to the "closed ports" policy of former Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini | Photo: ANSA/TWITTER/SEA WATCH
Evicted immigrants show pictures of clashes with Italian police during a press conference in Rome in August 2017 | Photo: ANSA/Angelo Carconi
Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese | Photo: ANSA/Angelo Carconi
An example of a Zodiac Sillinger on a Libyan coast guard boat off the coast of Libya in October 2019 | Photo: France 24
An Italian coast guard boat searches for migrants at sea near the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Sunday, November 24, 2019| Photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Mauro Seminara
Migrants disembark from Norwegian ship Siem Pilot, with the bodies of 49 migrants and another 416 rescued migrants in Catania, Sicily, Italy, 17 August 2015 |Photo: ANSA/Orietta Scardino
The NGO-run search and rescue ship Ocean Viking | PHOTO: Archive/ANSA/Francesco Ruta
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