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Rescue on the Mediterranean

A migrant child looks through a porthole as they wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, enters Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant child looks through a porthole as they wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, enters Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017....more

A migrant child looks through a porthole as they wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, enters Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of...more

Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant holds a rope to keep his balance on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant holds a rope to keep his balance on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central...more

A migrant holds a rope to keep his balance on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants wait to disembark from the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants wait to disembark from the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit...more

Migrants wait to disembark from the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant waits for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant waits for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant waits for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant stands on the deck of the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it passes the Maltese island of Gozo while making its way to the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant stands on the deck of the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it passes the Maltese island of Gozo while making its way to the Italian island of Sicily after...more

A migrant stands on the deck of the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it passes the Maltese island of Gozo while making its way to the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A crew member of MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, carries a migrant baby before passing it to crew members of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, during a mid-sea transfer of migrants in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A crew member of MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, carries a migrant baby before passing it to crew members of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans...more

A crew member of MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, carries a migrant baby before passing it to crew members of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, during a mid-sea transfer of migrants in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants embrace on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean, 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants embrace on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean, 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15,...more

Migrants embrace on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean, 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant waits on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant waits on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant waits on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of...more

Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant reacts on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant reacts on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15,...more

A migrant reacts on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrant children waits on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrant children waits on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrant children waits on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant waits for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant waits for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant waits for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it makes its way to the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it makes its way to the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the...more

Migrants rest on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it makes its way to the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants wait for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant washes his face while waiting for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant washes his face while waiting for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit...more

A migrant washes his face while waiting for the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, to enter Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrant children help to distribute evening meals on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrant children help to distribute evening meals on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the...more

Migrant children help to distribute evening meals on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, as it approaches the Italian island of Sicily after rescue operations in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant reacts on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant reacts on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant reacts on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant sits at the top of a staircase on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant sits at the top of a staircase on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin...more

A migrant sits at the top of a staircase on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A rigid hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, arrives alongside the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, during a mid-sea transfer of migrants in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A rigid hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, arrives alongside the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, during a...more

A rigid hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) from MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, arrives alongside the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, during a mid-sea transfer of migrants in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants sleep on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants sleep on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 16,...more

Migrants sleep on the deck of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after being rescued in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A migrant child plays with an Italian public health official on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant child plays with an Italian public health official on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December...more

A migrant child plays with an Italian public health official on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, after it arrived in Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants on a rubber dinghy are rescued by the crew of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants on a rubber dinghy are rescued by the crew of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15,...more

Migrants on a rubber dinghy are rescued by the crew of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the central Mediterranean 69 nautical miles off the coast of Libya, December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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