operation sophia

European Operation Sophia has been rescuing fewer migrants since its ships were halted | Credit: Picture-alliance/dpa/G.Lami
European operation Sophia has been rescuing fewer migrants since its ships were halted | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/G.Lami
New defense minister Lorenzo Guerini after the swearing-in ceremony in Rome on September 5, 2019 | Photo: ANSA/Fabio Frustaci
The Ocean Viking is run by the SOS Mediterranee charity and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) | PHOTO: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Friedel
The Belgian Navy frigate Louise-Marie arrives at the wharf on her return from the European Union 'Operation Sophia' mission in the Mediterranean Sea in Zeebrugge, Belgium | Photo: EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
In the photo, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini | Photo: ANSA/RAFFAELE VERDERESE
Migrants in Italy | Photo: Picture Alliance / dpa / C. Fusco
File photo of refugees and migrants waiting to be rescued off Libya in February 2018 | Photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/O. Calvo
A scene from the rescue of 49 migrants on a dinghy from the ship Jonio, Rome, March 19, 2019 | ANSA/MEDITERRANEARESCUE.ORG
The frigate Augsburg | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M.Assanimoghaddam
A migrant rescue operation off the coast of Libya under operation Sophia. PHOTO/ARCHIVE/ANSA
EU naval operation Sophia