Europol is at the forefront of fighting illegal migration patterns to Europe and the risks associated with migrant smuggling | COPYRIGHT: Imago images/AFLO/Y. Nakao
An empty boat in the middle of the Mediterranean | COPYRIGHT: DW/Y. Gostoli
Soldiers securing Bulgaria's borders | Photo: Picture-alliance / dpa / V. Donev
The Greek coast guard stopped a sailboat with 41 migrants on Sunday, June 9 2019 | Photo: Picture-alliance/AA/A.Balli
A rescue operation by NGO Proactiva Open Arms | PHOTO: EPA/Proactiva Open Arms
The frigate Augsburg | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M.Assanimoghaddam
A scene from the raid conducted by the Lodi Finance police which dismantled a criminal organization working in facilitating illegal immigration. | Photo: ANSA/ Guardia di Finanza (Finance police)
Picture shows migrants walking along the Roja River near Ventimiglia in northwest Italy, towards the French border. Photo/Archives/Chiara Carenini
migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria resting in a park in Sarajevo, Bosnia. PHOTO/ARCHIVE/EPA/FEHIM DEMIR
A Spanish National Police agent discovers a young man as he searches one truck at the end of a local holiday in Melilla, Spanish enclave in northern Africa Credit: EPA/F.G. Guerrero Editors note: Face of policeman and minor blurred by source in accordance with Spanish law
Migrants in Libya face grave dangers including torture, rape and being sold into slavery. Credit: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images
Border control in Germany