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
A boat carrying migrants attempting to reach Sicily from Tunisia. Credit: EPA/JOSE SENA GOULAO
A migrant sits at the port after a rescue operation 25 miles north of Zuwara, Libya in early May 2018 | Photo: Zuhair Abusrewil
Archive picture of a boat used by migrants to cross the Mediterranean Photo: ANSA
Afghans – women, men, and children – often pay people to help them to find jobs in Iran, Pakistan, India, Europe and North America