Matteo Salvini with his lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, during a break in the hearing of the Open Arms trial in the bunker hall of Ucciardone, caused by a technical failure, May 13, 2022 | ANSA
From file: a small boat carrying migrants off the southeast coast of Spain, north of the Moroccan-Algerian border, in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA
The Ocean Viking is one of several private rescue ships operating in the central Mediterranean Sea | Photo: Twitter / @SOSMedFrance
Migrants at the Miral migrant camp were taken on buses by police on April 28, 2022, and transfered to Lipa camp | Photo: No Name Kitchen
A screenshot taken from the Aegean Boat Report Blog of the group of Afghan migrants about to be rescued by the Turkish coast guard from the Aegean Sea | Source: Aegean Boat Report Blog
A Polish police officer is seen behind a barbed wire fence along the Belarusian-Polish border on November 22, 2021 | Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS/dpa/picture-alliance
From file: A picture of the Ocean Viking | Photo: ANSA/OCEAN VIKING
While Spain reports there had been over 39,000 arrivals by sea in 2021, it does not have figures of those who died while attempting the trip | Photo: Getty Images
A migrant demonstration in Castel Volturno | Photo: Cesare Abbate/Ansa
Sea-Watch rescued 180 migrants from a boat in distress on Saturday | Photo: Max Brugger/Sea-Watch/dpa/picture-alliance
The Geo Barents rescued 69 people from a rubber boat in the early hours of Thursday, November 23, 2021 | Photo: Eloise Liddy, MSF via Twitter
On the right, Zoumana Karidioula, a migrant from the Ivory Coast, who revealed that he was threatened by his employer after he repeatedly asked him to have a contract in order to legalize his presence in Italy, with attorney Hilarry Sedu, Naples, November 3, 2021 | Photo: ANSA/CIRO FUSCO