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Migrant wait to be assisted by crew members of Open Arms in waters off Lampedusa on Thursday, July 29, 2021 | Photo: AP Photo/Santi Palacios/Picture-alliance
From file: A shipwreck that took place in the Strait of Sicily | Photo: ANSA/Italian Navy
The new Italian Coast Guard General Commander, Admiral Nicola Carlone | Photo: ANSA
The NGO Sea-Eye ship Alan Kurdi, pictured off the Sardinian coast | Photo: Ettore Loi/ANSA
A boy prays before taking a swim near the border of Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on May 18, 2021 | Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP Photo
The body of a migrant after a rubber boat capsized off the coast of Libya | Photo: EPA/Flavio Gasperini/SOS MEDITERRANEE
Protestors against Italy's cooperation with Libya in Rome | Photo:Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse/ZUMA Press/picture-alliance
'Immense relief' on board the Ocean Viking after learning that they are to disembark in Augusta, Sicily | Source: Twitter feed @SOSMedIntl
British police officers control a drone with cameras near the British Dhekelia military base on Cyprus on July 6, 2021 | Photo: Petros Karadjias/ AP
Coffins for the migrants who died in the June 30 shipwreck off Lampedusa | Photo: ANSA
Archive picture of a small boat carrying migrants off the southeast coast of Spain, north of the Moroccan-Algerian border, in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA
Libyan coast guards on Wednesday intercepted a boat carrying 108 Europe-bound migrants and returned them to Tripoli | Photo: Picture alliance/dpa/XinHua | Hamza Turkia