Migrants arrive to Melilla's Port after they were rescued on a small canoe thirty miles near Melilla  on 26 November 2019 | Photo: Imago
The NGO-run search and rescue ship Ocean Viking | PHOTO: Archive/ANSA/Francesco Ruta
African migrants sit in the sand | Photo: Getty Images/AFP/M.Turkia
The Lampedusa hotspot | Photo: ANSA
The 'Door of Europe' is a monument dedicated to migrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa | Photo: ANSA/CIRO FUSCO
European Union delegates, including then-EU President Jose Manuel Barroso, pay tribute to the over 300 victims of the shipwreck on October 9, 2013 | Photo: EPA/ROBERTO SALOMONE
Rescue ship Mare Jonio in the Mediterranean
Some of the 46 migrants who landed on the Sulcis coast of southern Sardinia sitting on a wall near Cagliari | Photo: ANSA/CARABINIERI
Vincent Cochetel, UN special envoy for the Central Mediterranean | Photo: EPA/Noemi Bruzak

A migrant rescue ship carrying 41 migrants enters the port of Lampedusa, Sicily [from our archives] | Photo: ANSA/ ELIO DESIDERIO
A boat carrying Tunisian migrants enters the port of Lampedusa | Photo: ANSA / ETTORE FERRARI
The Gregoretti is a search-and-rescue mission operated by the Italian Coast Guard | COPYRIGHT: Imago/Zuma Press