mediterranean route

The Mediterranean route accounted for half of all migrants that died or went missing in 2018, according to IOM | Photo: Picture Alliance / dpa / SOS Mediterranee /L. Schmid
The ship Mare Jonio from the NGO "Mediterranea Saving Humans" in the port of Palermo | Photo: ANSA/IGOR PETYX
Juan Medina, Reuters | A migrant looks at rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea, August 8, 2018.
Europol is at the forefront of fighting illegal migration patterns to Europe and the risks associated with migrant smuggling | COPYRIGHT: Imago images/AFLO/Y. Nakao
An empty boat in the middle of the Mediterranean | COPYRIGHT: DW/Y. Gostoli
Aylan Kurdi was three years old when he drowned in the Mediterranean | COPYRIGHT: picture-alliance/AP Photos
Afghan migrant children in Oinofyta, Greece, wait for their English class to start | Photo: UNESCO
The German rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Sea-Watch.org/C. Grodotzki
A boat carrying Tunisian migrants enters the port of Lampedusa after being rescued. |PHOTO: ARCHIVE/ANSA/ETTORE FERRARI
The Sea-Watch 3 on the Mediterranean | Photo: Picture-alliance/ROPI/SeaWatch
Migrants waiting to be rescued by the NGO ship Aquarius after their boat that sank about 30 miles off the Libyan coast last November | Photo: ANSA/ PO SOS MEDITERRANEE/ SUZANNE FRIEDEL