Dramatic photos show refugees fleeing Libya being rescued at sea

Hundreds of migrants were pulled to safety from overcrowded dinghies by a Spanish humanitarian organization off the coast of Libya.


Migrant Crisis : The harsh search for a better life

Migrants and refugees, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean, about 13 miles (21km) north of Sabratha. Thousands of people were rescued  from more than 20 boats by members of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms.

The Risks We Take : A Journey From Desperation to The Dream Life

Migrants and refugees fleeing Libya on board of a dinghy sail at the Mediterranean sea toward the Italian coasts, about 17 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. European nations have tightened border controls, shut down the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands of people, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to curb new arrivals and taken other measures to curb the influx of migrants. But many problems still remain with Europe’s uneven response to the crisis. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)