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A boat carrying more than 100 migrants broke apart off the coast of Libya on Wednesday | Photo: Sergi Camara/AP Photo/picture-alliance
An intercepted migrant vessel in the English Channel, on March 16, 2020. Photo: SNSM de Calais et Marine nationale
From file: Migrants on an overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea on January 10, 2020 | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/Santi Palacios
The Gregoretti is a search-and-rescue mission operated by the Italian Coast Guard | Photo: Imago/Zuma Press
A handout photo made available by German civil sea rescue organisation sea-eye shows the Alan Kurdi vessel, off the Libyan coast, 5 July 2019 | Photo: Fabian Heinz / EPA/ Sea-Eye
The Alan Kurdi expected to reach the port of Olbia early on Friday morning | Photo: Sea-Eye
From file: The Alan Kurdi humantarian rescue ship off Libya | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa
The Alan Kurdi is operated by Sea-Eye, the crew on board say after a lack of response from EU countries they have no choice but to set sail for France in order to avoid a standoff in Italy | Photo: Joris Grahl / Sea-Eye
The Spanish-run humanitarian rescue ship Open Arms brought a further 77 migrants on board on Thursday night | Photo: Screenshot from Open Arms video
A picture of the migrants rescued by the Maersk tanker Etienne in the Mediterranean in August 2020 | Photo: Reuters / Maersk Tankers
File photo of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, September 17, 2019 | Photo: picture-alliance/R. Brito
The Sea-Watch 4 set sail in the Mediterranean on August 15, 2020 | Photo: Sea-Watch / Chris Grodotski