Two recent rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have once again cast a spotlight on the perilous journey refugees face in their search for safety and a better life. In the span of two days, Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO dedicated to saving refugees, and the Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Society both carried out rescue missions. Taken on board Proactiva Open Arms’ boat were three people – two of whom had been found dead. This comes after a new report that death rates for migrants crossing the Mediterranean have risen significantly in the last two years, even though the number of people arriving has dropped dramatically.
Here, the most recent images from the continuing struggle.PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images
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