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In the last year, the numbers of boats setting off from Tunisia towards Italy and the Italian island of Lampedusa has dramatically increased | Source: InfoMigrants
IOM staff helping a group of migrants rescued at sea | Credit: IOM Twitter account
Photo: picture-alliance/Joan Matteu-Parra
Archive picture of an Ivorian migrant mother and child reunited in Spain | Photo: EPA/WOMEN'S LINK WORLDWIDE HANDOUT
Ocean Viking rescued 67 people off Lampedusa in June / Credit: SOS Mediterranée
File: Migrants on board an overcrowded inflatable boat are intercepted by the Libyan coastguard | Photo: Hani Amara/Reuters
The numbers of migrants trying to leave Tunisia this year has risen. At the moment those that leave Tunisian ports account for the greatest number of arrivals in Italy | Source: InfoMigrants
Migrants inside the hotspot of Imbriacola, on the island of Lampedusa | Photo: Alessandro Di Meo / ANSA
The Alan Kurdi, a Sea-Eye vessel | Photo: Gian Mario Sias/ANSA/Picture-alliance
Photo: Hussein Ben Mosa/IOM/AP/Picture-alliance
Italian Interior Minister, Luciana Lamorgese (R), during a joint press conference after the meeting with her French counterpart, Gerald Darmanin (L), at Viminale Palace, Rome, Italy, 6 November 2020 | Photo: ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
From file: Migrants off the Libyan coast, February 2018 | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/O.Calvo