Yes, ‘migrants’ are human- why are media outlets only discussing this now?

Sami Hamdi Middle East/North Africa

In April already 1, 700 men, women and children had died crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of starting a better life. The death toll has now reached 2, 500. Why is it then that only the mainstream media outlets are discussing the human angle of being one of those desperate enough to undertake this perilous journey?