In pictures: Child migrants on Lampedusa

At huge personal risk, migrants from North Africa continue to cross the Mediterranean to try to reach Europe. Ten died earlier this week when their boat capsized.

Among those travelling are children, many of whom make the journey alone. The charity Save the Children has been documenting a group who recently arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Child migrants wait at the docks on Italy's Lampedusa island Tens of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants have travelled from Libya, trying to reach Europe.
Migrant children board a ferry in Lampedusa, Italy Another 88 unaccompanied children arrived on Lampedusa last week, from where they were taken to Sicily to be put in in children's homes.
Child migrants on Italy's Lampedusa island There has been a flurry of activity recently, with the authorities rescuing 1,000 migrants on Wednesday alone.
A teenage migrant boy on the Italian island of Lampedusa This teenage boy, whose identity has been protected, travelled with two of his cousins from Somalia.
Eritrean sisters, Feben (green hat) + Lem-Lem (White coat) wait on the docks of Lampedusa These two are sisters who made the journey from Eritrea.
A migrant on Lampedusa makes a phone call home Migrants are given phone cards on their arrival so they can make a call home.
A migrant cuts another's hair with a razorblade These two young migrants passed the time by cutting each other's hair with razorblades.
A young migrant girl clutches a toy doll Those travelling often come from war zones, then face further danger using unstable boats and unscrupulous traffickers to cross to Europe.
Child migrants play football on Lampedusa More than 3,000 migrants are estimated to have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea last year.

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