europe migrant crisis
For many people, the island is the first glimpse of Europe after crossing the Aegean Sea.
The children’s plight has triggered a diplomatic row between Paris and London, with tensions intensifying after President Hollande pressed Britain to accept its share of responsibility for the minors.
The rate of recorded deaths in the Mediterranean has risen sharply this year, with more than 3,740 migrants drowning on their way to Europe.
At least 50 people also died trying to make the dangerous crossing.
It was one of the highest numbers in a single day.