A rescue operation by NGO Proactiva Open Arms | PHOTO: EPA/Proactiva Open Arms
There is only one non-governmental rescue mission active in the Mediterranean at the moment | PHOTO: picture-alliance/dpa/Fabian Heinz/
The vessel El Hiblu I, at sea | Photo: Picture-alliance/G. Schwermer
The Sea-Watch rescue ship. Credit: ANSA/AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud
Migrants sit on the border between France and Italy | Photo: Picture Alliance / dpa / C. Alessi
Migrants in the Mediterranean aboard a sinking dinghy. | Photo: Picture Alliance / dpa / SOS MEDITERRANÉE / L. Schmid
Rescued migrants on board a Sea-Eye boat | Photo: Picture Alliance / dep /
Authorities recorded raids associated with the operation | Credit: ANSA/GUARDIA DI FINANZA POLICE
Migrants who were rescued by the Sea-Watch-3 and Sea-Eye  disembark in Floriana, Malta, 9 January 2019 | Photo: EPA/DOMENIC AQUILINA
The group of 51 Kurdish migrants during their arrival at the Sant'Anna reception center for identification procedures | Photo: ANSA/UFFICIO STAMPA GUARDIA DI FINANZA
The Sea-Watch 3 on the Mediterranean | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/
Migrants rescued by Spanish Salvamento Maritimo arrive in the port of Melilla, Spain | Photo: EPA/F.G.GUERRERO