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Skander (left) is searched by his brother Ryad (right). The young man disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea with 11 other people. Photo: DR
Twelve people rescued by the Tunisian coast guard off Zarzis - more than 7,500 Tunisians attempting the Mediterranean crossing have been turned back this year | Credit: SNFSI/Facebook
Migrants attempting to cross from Tunisia to Italy | Photo: EPA/Jose Sena Goulao
From file: Lebanese soldiers search for survivors of a migrant shipwreck off the coast of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, Lebanon, 25 April 2022 | Photo: Archive EPA / WAEL HAMZEH
A wave goodbye as migrants disembark the Ocean Viking in the port of Taranto, southern Italy, Sunday, September 4, 2022 | Photo: Jeremias Gonzalez/picture alliance
From file: Migrants being rescued near Crete in September 2020 | Photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot/M. Lolos
File photo: Migrants in a dinghy off the coast of Libya | Photo: O. Calvo/AP/picture-alliance
The Open Arms Uno is seen here docked at the port of Burriana, Spain | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/DOMENECH CASTELLO
From file: Two small boats with 35 Algerians aboard, intercepted by the Italian Finance Police in Sant'Antioco, Sardinia | Photo: ANSA/ARCHIVE/FINANCE POLICE PRESS OFFICE
From file: Lebanese army continues its search after a boat carrying irregular migrants sank off the shore of Tripoli, Lebanon on April 24, 2022 | Photo: picture-alliance/Ahmad Said/Anadolu Agency
Many of those who are rescued are victims of human trafficking, according to the Ocean Viking | Photo: picture alliance
Some of the migrants were rescued by the German NGO Sea-Watch | Photo: Nora Bording/Sea-Watch/Picture-alliance