There has been a sharp decrease in migrant arrivals in Italy. Sweden's migrant reception model faces challenges and InfoMigrants takes a look at the current state of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. This and more in today's news roundup.

Italy: sharp fall in migrant arrivals: Migrant arrivals to Italy dropped a full 57 percent in the month of July compared to the previous month, according to data from EU border agency Frontex. Numbers were up sharply on the western Mediterranean route to Spain, however, while Greece saw a decline of about 25 percent from June to July. Click here to read more.

Is the Swedish migrant reception model going bust?: At the height of the 2015 migrant crisis, when many European countries were trying to shirk their responsibilities, Sweden opened its doors to refugees. But Swedish hospitality, long seen as a model of integration, is starting to crack with a rising anti-immigrant wave. Click here to read more.

What is the current status of migrant rescues in the Mediterranean?: Thousands of migrants have been embarking on a perilous journey to the Mediterranean - their fate is determined by refugee rescue ships and government policy in Europe. Who are the major players involved? Click here to read more.

Volunteer guardians for 18,000 unaccompanied minors: The European Asylum Support Office and the Italian Ombudsperson for Children and Adolescents have signed an agreement providing for volunteer guardians and involvement of the local community to help the almost 18,000 unaccompanied minors in Italy. Click here to read more.


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