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A boat patrols the English Channel waters | Photo: Picture-alliance/G.Fuller
The Open Arms was given permission to enter Italian waters | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/Sea Watch/F. Bungert
Hollywood actor Richard Gere talking to a migrant on the Open Arms rescue ship | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa
The Ocean Viking is run by the SOS Mediterranee charity and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/S. Friedel
Migrants rescued by Proactiva Open Arms on board the Open Arms | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa
The Sea-Watch crew on the Moonbird | Photo: DW/M.Zander
A pregnant woman being examined after rescue by Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photos
The Sea-Watch 3, docked at the Italian port on the island of Lampedusa | Photo: Picture-alliance/Photoshot
The Ocean Viking of SOS Mediterranee and MSF | Photo: SOS Mediterranee
The Proactiva Open Arms reached the Spanish mainline on December 28, 2018 | Credit: picture-alliance/O. Calvo
Map of Turkey, Greece | Credit: InfoMigrants
Sea-Eye rescue ship Alan Kurdi | Credit: EPA/Fabian Heinz/Sea-Eye