migrant smuggling

Cyprus is the most eastern EU country and located much closer to Syria and Turkey than the rest of the EU | Credit: France24
A rescue operation by NGO Proactiva Open Arms | PHOTO: EPA/Proactiva Open Arms
Crew members wave from the bow of the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, of the NGO SOS Méditerranée, as the ship arrives in the port of Marseille, France, 29 June 2018 | Photo: EPA/Guillaume Horcajuelo
German police, Germany | Photo: Picture Alliance / dpa / R. Hirchberger
Inspections at the Ventimiglia border with France | Photo: ANSA/Lorenzo Ballestra
Those who escape torture are not much better off. | Source: picture alliance, AP Photo, Manu Brabo
The Turin police press conference to announce the dismantling of the smuggling of migrants | Photo: ANSA
Migrants rely on smugglers to cross the desert. Many can expect to be kidnapped and even tortured before their journey is over.
Sub-Saharan migrants arrive at Leka Enea School, fitted out by Spanish Red Cross to shelter transiting migrants, at the border town of Irun. Credit: EPA/JUAN HERRERO
Amy Shark tweeted that the situation of the stowaways was 'heartbreaking'
Croatian authorities have significantly stepped up their efforts against illegal migration | Credit: ARCHIVE/EPA/FEHIM DEMIR
A scene from the raid conducted by the Lodi Finance police which dismantled a criminal organization working in facilitating illegal immigration. | Photo: ANSA/ Guardia di Finanza (Finance police)