Gibraltar's decision to terminate permission for the Aquarius to conduct operations in the Mediterranean is the latest example of national politics undermining rescue at sea.
Newly proposed 'controlled centres' in the EU must not breach migrants' human rights.
The Sea-Watch 3 vessel has been prevented from leaving Malta to continue its search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.
Migration is central to Mediterranean history and people have always moved between its two shores.
In March 2016, the EU struck a deal with Turkey to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Greece. What has happened since?
The decision to repatriate migrants is a welcome intervention. But, it fails to consider the fundamental causes.
Police used water cannons and tear gas to remove a group of migrants and refugees from a square in Rome in August.
The number of people arriving has risen, but is not the highest on record.
It is a dangerous and illegal move to make.
There is an assumption that migrants are pulled to Europe as a 'destination' of choice. New research shows that often isn't the case.
The Conversation asked two experts to look at the data.
There are fundamental differences between Libya and Turkey, when it comes to returning migrants.