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Geo Barents rescued 109 people – they reported spending the night at sea after fleeing Libya, January 20, 2022 | Copyright: Andrea Monrás
From file: A picture of the Ocean Viking | Photo: ANSA/OCEAN VIKING
The repatriation of the bodies was highly emotional for the victim families | Photo: Azad Lashkari/REUTERS
Sea-Watch rescued 180 migrants from a boat in distress on Saturday | Photo: Max Brugger/Sea-Watch/dpa/picture-alliance
From file: Many migrants have arrived on the shores of Greece's Eastern Aegean islands | Photo: AFP/L.Gouliamaki
From File: Migrants rescued by Sea-Watch wait to disembark in Pozzallo, Italy, on October 23, 2021 | Photo: Picture-alliance/ANSA/FRANCESCO RUTA
The crew of the Geo Barents found ten dead bodies at the bottom of the boat from which they rescued 99 people alive | Photo:  Candida Lobes / MSF @MSF_Sea
Migrants saved by Libya's coast guard are typically returned to Tripoli, Libya | Photo: IOM/AP Photo/picture-alliance
Migrants on a wooden boat wait to be rescued by the Sea-Eye 4 in the Mediterranean Sea, on November 3, 2021 | Photo: Hugo Le Beller/Sea-Eye/REUTERS
From file: The Sea-Eye 4 rescue ship | Photo: Sea-Eye
The Geo Barents has rescued hundreds of migrants in recent days | Photo: MSF
Migrants rest on the deck of Sea-Watch 3 after the crew carried out seven rescues, bringing 412 people on board | Photo: Valeria Mongelli / Picture-alliance/AP Photo