TOPSHOT - A migrant holds onto a rope during a rescue operation some eight nautical miles off Libya's Mediterranean coastline on October 12, 2016.
A growing number of people are attempting the treacherous sea journey from Libya or Egypt, after the closure of the Balkan migrant trail route leading from Greece to western Europe. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)