The survivors were rescued Saturday in the waters between Libya and Italy.
The photos below give just a glimpse of the perilous journey tens of thousands of people embark on each year and the hardship
The Greek coast guard told Reuters that so far 90 people have been rescued from the wreck, and identified the three dead
The total number reaching Italian shores has passed 100,000 in 2014, the Italian government said this week. Libya is a major
Migrants have been streaming out of North Africa in rickety boats in rising numbers for years. Many head for Italy, and so
Alexandria's security chief, Amin Ezzedin, told the BBC that the survivors include 40 Syrians, 72 Palestinians and four Egyptians
Reporters and TV cameras are kept out, but clearly seen through the front gate were families with children camping under