While debate about how to accommodate them rages in the north of Europe, a steady stream of migrants continues to arrive on the shores of the south.
Forty seven migrants were brought ashore at the Spanish port of Motril on Wednesday, children and a pregnant woman among them.
Hundreds arrive in Messina
580 refugees from sub-saharan Africa, Syria and Bangladesh were brought ashore in the Italian port of Messina after being rescued by the coastguard two days before.
#refugees and #migrants waiting to be registered at the port of #Messina— Fabio Bucciarelli (@fabio_buccia) 22 Juillet 2015
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They are among 1,400 picked up in a number of operations just off the coast of Libya on Monday.
The Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration says an estimated 150,000 migrants came to Europe by sea between January and July.