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Cyprus is the most eastern EU country and located much closer to Syria, Lebanon and Turkey than the rest of the EU | Credit: France24
The Geo Barents rescue ship, operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) | Photo: ANSA/MSF
A boat carrying Tunisian migrants enters the port of Lampedusa, Italy, on April 12, 2020 | Photo: ANSA/Ettore Ferrari
The NGO rescue ship Alan Kurdi at the port of Olbia, Italy | Photo: ANSA/Gian Mario Sias
Leoluca Orlando, the mayor of Palermo, Italy, in front of the Sea Watch 4 | Photo: ANSA/Ignazio Marchese
Debris from a dinghy which was supposedly carrying over 100 migrants are seen floating in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Photo: Flavio Gasperini/SOS Méditerranée
A group of 30 migrants on the Open arms that reached Porto Empedocle (Ag), from Lampedusa, on the Sansovino ship, August 23, 2019 | Photo: ANSA/PASQUALE CLAUDIO MONTANA LAMPO
The ferry Azzurra off Lampedusa, August 4, 2020 | Photo: ANSA / Alessandro di Meo
The Open Arms vessel had been at sea for five days | Source: Screenshot from Open Arms
Migrants on board an overcrowded rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, prior to being rescued by Open Arms, on February 12, 2021 | Photo: Bruno Thevenin/picture-alliance/dpa/AP
116 migrants disembark from the Ocean Viking in the port of Augusta, Sicily | Photo: Anthony Jean / SOS Mediterranee twitter feed @SOSMedIntl
Crew members of Sea-Watch approach a migrant boat during a rescue operation on February 28, 2021 | Photo: picture alliance/dpa/Sea-Watch | Selene Magnolia