sophia mission

Rescuers help migrants on a raft at sea | Photo: Reuters/MSF/Hannah Wallace Bowman
Sebastian Kurz and Angela Merkel | Photo: Reuters/H.Hanschke
German naval officers, part of the Sophia marine mission | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M.Assanimanoghaddam
Operation Sophia's German frigate 'Sachsen' | Photo: Picture.alliance/dpa/M.Assanimoghaddam
European operation Sophia has been rescuing fewer migrants since its ships were halted | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/G.Lami
The Belgian Navy frigate Louise-Marie arrives at the wharf in Zeebrugge, Belgium, after the EU 'Operation Sophia' mission in the Mediterranean Sea. PHOTO/ARCHIVE/EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
A scene from the rescue of 49 migrants on a dinghy from the ship Jonio, Rome, March 19, 2019 | ANSA/MEDITERRANEARESCUE.ORG
The frigate Augsburg | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M.Assanimoghaddam
EU Commissioner for migration and home affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos | Credit: ANSA
Migrants and refugees wait to be rescued from an overcrowded boat off Lampedusa on May 18, 2017
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