The number of illegal sea migration across the Mediterranean has doubled in July compared to the month before. All in all nevertheless, migration figures within the EU have fallen in 2020 due to the corona virus travel restrictions.
Some 50 unaccompanied refugee children have been flown to Germany from Greece despite COVID-19 concerns. This is the second group to make such a journey out of Greece.
Interior ministers from several European countries, as well as the European Commission, met in Malta to discuss finding a deal to the distribution of the migrants rescued in the Central Mediterranean.
Italy will not allow rescued refugees from the Mediterranean Sea to enter its shores until the European Union clarifies which countries are willing to take them in.