sea arrivals

Tourists on the Greek islands frequently discover reminders of the migrant situation - like this abandoned boat on Lesbos | Photo: Guillaume Pinon/NurPhoto/picture-alliance
From file: These migrants from Morocco were lucky to have made it to Gran Canaria | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/Javier Bauluz
From file: A boat full of migrants reaches Lampedusa | Photo:  ARCHIVE/ANSA/CONCETTA RIZZO
The Geo Barents, of MSF, enters the port of Ancona on January 12 | Photo: ANSA/DAVIDE GENNARI
Workers of MSF on board of the Geo Barents, the search and rescue vessel of Médecins Sans Frontières, while assisting 73 people, including 16 unaccompanied minors, who were traveling on an unstable and overcrowded dinghy. The ship is excpected to dock soon in Ancona | Photo: ANSA/MSF
The casket of a two-year-old girl at the local health clinic of Lampedusa after the boat on which she was travelling with her mother capsized some 10 miles south of the island on December 18, 2022 | Photo: ANSA/ELIO DESIDERIO
On board the Humanity 1 there were people with clear signs of torture. No passengers were seriously sick or injured but many needed medical treatment | Photo: TWITTER/SOS HUMANITY
Premier Giorgia Meloni, during a congress at the Senate on November 24, 2022, in Rome | Photo: ANSA / MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI
Italy and France's recent spat over rescuing migrants at sea has raised the issue of migration management across the EU | Photo: Vincenzo Circosta/AA/picture alliance
FROM FILE: The coffin of a child among coffins of victims of a boat sinking in a hangar of Lampedusa airport | Photo: ANSA/Lannino
The biggest island in the archipelago, Mallorca, is due north of Algiers | Screenshot of Google Maps
A boat with migrants who set off from Tunisia arrives in the port of the Italian island of Lampedusa | Photo: ANSA/Elio Desiderio