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Children are carried by rescue workers as they arrive with migrants on the boat at the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo April 19, 2015.

ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

With Sunday's tragedy in the Mediterranean, authorities from European capitals called for a unified response to confront the crisis of human trafficking. EU foreign ministers are set to discuss the migrant crisis at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday.

"Europe can do more and Europe must do more. It is a shame and a confession of failure how many countries run away from responsibility and how little money we provide for rescue missions." - Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

"We Europeans risk damaging our credibility if we are not able to prevent these tragic situations which are happening every day." - Mariano Rajoy, Spanish Prime Minister

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"More boats, more aerial surveillance and a much tougher fight against traffickers [are needed.]" - François Hollande, French President

"It was an illusion to think that cutting off Mare Nostrum would prevent people from attempting this dangerous voyage." - Aydan Ozoguz, German government's representative for migration, refugees and integration

"We have said too many times 'never again.' Now is time for the European Union as such to tackle these tragedies without delay." - Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief and former Italian foreign minister

"More EU countries must take responsibility for the refugee situation." - Morgan Johansson, Sweden's Minister for Justice and Migration

"This disaster confirms how urgent it is to restore a robust rescue-at-sea operation and establish credible legal avenues to reach Europe. Otherwise people seeking safety will continue to perish at sea." - Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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