Thirty seven people were killed and more than 200 others were rescued when a boat capsized on the Mediterranean on Frida-.
Many on board the boat were Syrians escaping the country's civil war.
Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta, said that the region was fast turning into a cemetery and has pleaded for help.
Al Jazeera's Karl Stagno-Navarra reports from Malta.
Source: Al Jazeera