As Europe continues to seal its land borders, migrants are turning to alternative water routes risking their lives. The UN's refugee agency now believes that up to 500 people may have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya last week.
Human rights groups have criticized the European Union for failing to uphold its values while tackling the migrant crisis. Where are its red lines? Conflict Zone meets European Parliament Vice President Ioan Pascu.
Riot police clashed with protesters at a Lesbos rally against the EU's migration policy. Some groups have warned that the island is "reaching breaking point" with thousands of refugees stranded by the policy.
Pope Francis has used his annual World Day of Peace address in the Vatican to "give voice" to the world's migrants and refugees most in need. Defending migrant rights has become a key theme of his papacy.
The coast guard and other groups have saved migrants one day after nearly 100 were feared drowned following a shipwreck. Some groups are calling for more help from the EU.
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