Despite the danger of sea crossings, the past week has seen a huge surge of people trying to make the journey from Northern Africa to Europe. Several vessels have sunk or capsized. Tens of thousand of people had to be saved off the Italian coast.
The boat with migrants from five West African countries was adrift for weeks when it was rescued. Two Brazilians, also aboard the boat, have been arrested for human trafficking, according to a local newspaper.
Eradicating the root causes of migration will take some innovative thinking. At an information session in the Bundestag, a panel of experts presented their ideas on Africa to members of parliament.
Paris has been asked to explain why armed French border police entered an Italian clinic for migrants and made demands. The incident has been seized on by populist politicians who made gains in last month's election.
A boat carrying up to 22 people on board has capsized near the island of Agathonissi, killing six children. The Greek migration minister has called on authorities to "implement safe procedures and safe routes."
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