Inside Libya's people smuggling trade
29 April 2015 Last updated at 23:25 BST
The European Parliament is calling on countries across the EU to share the burden of dealing with the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
According to a UN report 167,000 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean last year the vast majority had set off from the coast of Libya.
People smuggling has flourished there during the country's civil war as Quentin Sommerville reports from the city of Misrata.