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An Italian coast guard officer on a rescue vessel during a night operation in the Mediterranean Sea | Photo: Béla Szandelszky/UNHCR
Italian Justice Minister, Marta Cartabia, during question time at the Lower House of Parliament |  Photo:ARCHIVE/ANSA/ANGELO CARCONI
An image posted on Twitter by Alarm Phone and the Aditus Foundation purporting to be the missing migrant boat taken from the Moonbird | Source: Twitter feed @aditusNGO
Migrants on board an overcrowded rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, prior to being rescued by Open Arms, on February 12, 2021 | Photo: Bruno Thevenin/picture-alliance/dpa/AP
The Open Arms is one of the busiest private rescue operations in the Mediterranean | Photo: Open Arms
The entrance into port of the German humanitarian ship Sea-Watch 3. Messina, February 27, 2020 | Photo: ANSA/CARMELO IMBESI
From file: Boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands coasts, are seen piled up at Arinaga port, in Aguimes, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, on November 13, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Borja Suarez
The migrants were picked up and taken to the French ports of Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Maxppp/J. Ben Azzouz
Migrants wait to disembark from a Spanish coast guard vessel, in the port of Arguineguin, Spain March 16, 2021 | Photo: Reuters/Borja Suarez
Boat with migrants photographed from a finance police helicopter about seven miles off Lampedusa on February 19, 2021 | Photo: Carmelo Sucameli/ANSA
From file: A rescue mission in the Mediterranean on November 11, 2020 | Photo: Sergi Camara/AP Photo/picture-alliance
The humanitarian rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 in the Mediterranean | Photo: Sea-Watch