>> Europe under immense pressure to do more to stop scenes like this. Yet another rescue vessel heading to the Italian coast. 347 migrants on board, 155,000 have made the crossing from Libya so far this year. An Italy's prime minister warns the country will not be able to cope if this continues.
On board the responder in the Mediterranean Sea, I'm Reuters reporter Mia Womersley, surrounded by men, women and children fleeing poverty and violence across Africa and the Middle East. Many of them don't know where they're going, many of them don't care, they're just happy to be leaving the chaos behind them and heading to what they hope will be a better future in Europe.
>> I never know where should I find peace, I never know.>> Juliette is from Nigeria and fled Boko Haram. She spent three months in the desert before heading to Libya and getting on a rubber boat.>> I have no relation. No blood brother, no blood sister.
But now, hopefully you go to Italy.
And what would you like to happen in Italy?>> In Italy, even though we are going to Italy?
thank God for that. But I would love if they will help me, I would like to go back to school. I wanted to be a doctor, to also serve people, love the way you people save me, too.
>> The EU says it's determined to slow the exodus of people crossing the Sahara. It won't spew it to come and they want to send back more. Deporting anyone he's life is not deemed to be in danger. These migrants will soon be safely on European shores. But it's those on land, you will decide their future.