Rescued migrants and refugees are shown aboard the Geo Barents shared by MSF on Twitter on September 6, 2022 | Photo: @MSF_Sea on Twitter
Migrants abandoned in the Sahara desert | Photo: Sylla Ibrahima Sory
Giorgia Meloni, Nello Musumeci and Renato Schifani at a Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) rally in Catania, August 29, 2022 | Photo: ANSA/Orietta Scardino
Migrants attempting to cross from Tunisia to Italy | Photo: EPA/Jose Sena Goulao
From file: Police intervene after a revolt by migrants, mostly Tunisians, hosted in a CPR in Milan | Photo: Andrea Fasani/ANSA
Some of the migrants rescued by the Geo Barents in the Central Mediterranean on August 21, 2022 | Source: Twitter account @MSF_Sea
From file: A Tunisian coast guard cutter operating in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: ANSA/Paolo Paluzzi
League leader Matteo Salvini visits Lampedusa ahead of the Italian elections on September 25 | Photo: David Lohmueller / picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS
From file: The crew of the Geo Barents rescued 71 migrants off a sinking dinghy in the Central Mediterranean | Photo: MSF_Sea on Twitter
From file: Libyan detention centers, where around 6,000 migrants are said to be held, have been described as a "hell on earth" | Photo credit: Euro-Med Monitor
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune hold a joint press conference in Algiers July 18, 2022 | Source: Screenshot from press conference released by Palazzo Chigi (Italian  Prime Minister's Office)
Lampedusa is the gateway to Europe for many migrants leaving from the African coasts. Photo: Sea Watch