This week, Associated Press staff photographer based in Rome Gregorio Borgia took over our Instagram feed with photos from Europe’s mounting migrant crisis.
More than 300,000 people have sought to cross the Mediterranean Sea so far in 2015, up from 219,000 in all of last year, as European authorities grapple with the largest influx since World War II. Recently, Borgia has been on assignment at sea documenting search and rescue missions off the Libyan coasts. During this assignment, 721 migrants were rescued and six bodies were recovered.
Below are the images from Gregorio Borgia’s Migrants at Sea Instagram takeover.
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