Finally, 700 refugees on board an overcrowded boat see a rescue ship coming. They all rush to one side of the vessel, causing it to capsize. Since then, the son of the Jaqali family has gone missing.
The UN's migration agency says the number of people trying to flee to Europe by sea has fallen significantly compared to 2017. The UN has put this down to two reasons.
The Italian coast guard has said it coordinated the rescue of some 800 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea. Seven children with water in the lungs were transferred to a hospital in Tunisia.
A Bundeswehr vessel has rescued 102 migrants off the coast of Libya. In a dramatic few days of rescue missions, a further 50 migrants were airlifted after being stranded in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.
Frontex's new Operation Themis sends a political message to Italy's Mediterranean neighbors. More than 10 Frontex ships will be sailing through the sea for a year.
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