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.
Several left-wing mayors in Italy have refused to obey the "anti-migrant" policies of interior minister, Matteo Salvini. The right-wing leader has spearheaded a move to tighten asylum laws.
More than 100 migrants who were rescued at sea have been waiting months to be transferred to Germany, the German government says. Bureaucracy seems to be the main obstacle.
The Aquarius has docked at the port of Marseille, carrying with it uncertainty about the future of migrant rescue missions. But even as the humanitarian vessel ends operations indefinitely, some see hope on the horizon.
A German rescue plane has resumed flights in the central Mediterranean. Counting the number of dead refugees found in the sea is becoming increasingly difficult. Ylenia Gostoli joins a flight.
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