Migration across the Mediterranean is nothing new. And people used to head the other way

Migrants disembark Italian coast guard vessel "Diciotti" as they arrive at the port of Catania, Italy, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello - RC1C6AA31A60

In the past though, people were much more likely to head from north to south. Image: REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Felicitia Tramontana
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, University of Warwick
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