Migrants are rescued during an operation in the Mediterranean Sea. A team of the Italian Red Cross and the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) saved 434 people in three different operations on Thursday
People prepare to swim in the Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera city of Nice, southeastern France on Friday
A Lebanese angler casts his fishing pole from a rocky coastal area along the Beirut coastline as the sun rises over the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon, Tuesday
Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya.
Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission off the Libyan coast
Alessandro Di Meo/EPA
Over 200 illegal migrants cram into a boat as they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat ‘Denaro’ in the Mediterranean Sea
Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early on Monday. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action
A surfer paddles in the Mediterranean sea during the Passover holiday on a warm spring day in Beit Yanai, Israel
A man dives into the Mediterranean Sea during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France
Israeli soldiers gesture in front of the Mediterranean at Zikim beach, near the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel
Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
School children watch as volunteers of the Israeli sea turtle rescue centre free a loggerhead sea turtle back into the Mediterranean sea on Thursday in Ga’ash, Israel.