A group of Moroccans cross the Straits of Gibraltar on an inflatable boat in 2018 | Photo: Reuters / Jon Nazca
The Spanish NGO ship Open Arms docking at the port of Taranto with 62 rescued migrants aboard on November 26, 2019 | Photo: ANSA/INGENITO
Trucks drive onto a ferry in the French port city of Calais | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M.Demeure
Kidnapped, tortured and enslaved: Surviving refugee camps in Libya | DW News
A queue of African migrants in Mexico | Photo: Reuters/J.Cabezas
An image of the police operation that led to the arrest of the two suspected smugglers on the migrant boat rescued by the coast guard vessel. They are under investigation for aiding and abetting illegal immigration | Photo: ANSA / us Polizia di Stato
An officer patrolling for the European border patrol agency Frontex | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Christian Charisius
A scene from a video released by the Financial Police as part of Operation Sea Ghost, which dismantled an Italian-Tunisian organization involved in migrant trafficking and cigarette smuggling | Photo: ANSA/ UFFICIO STAMPA GDF
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