LKS 20231220 Migrants gather outside the operational center called "Hotspot" on the Italian island of Lampedusa on September 14, 2023. The tiny Italian island of Lampedusa struggled on September 14, 2023 to cope with a surge in migrant boats from North Africa after numbers peaked at 7,000 people -- equivalent to the entire local population. (Photo by Alessandro Serrano / AFP), AFP / LEHTIKUVA / ALESSANDRO SERRANO