An official from the UN's refugee agency has sparked controversy by expressing concern over the alleged "radicalisation of migratory dreams".
Médecins Sans Frontières says of the 103 children under the age of 18 now onboard, only 11 of them are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Migrants have been jumping from Open Arms and attempting to swim ashore and scuffles have broken out as the vessel remains barred from Italy.
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini made a partial concession to let 27 children stranded on board NGO migrant rescue ship Open Arms leave the vessel.
The European Commission welcomed the news that six member states are going to take some migrants from the Open Arms rescue ship.
It's not clear yet how many migrants Spain will be taking in.
Two boats carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta refused to allow them to dock.
In pictures posted to the charity's Twitter account, Gere was shown unloading boxes of fruit, vegetables, and water
The Maltese government said in a statement to Euronews that the NGO Open Arms is not letting them take 39 people that were rescued in an area of Malta's responsibility, insisting they also take the 121 people rescued in an area outside of the country's responsibility.