Since the start of 2014 over 5,000 unaccompanied minors have taken the perilous journey at sea to reach the Italian coast in hopes of a future they can no longer hope for in their home countries.

Italian authorities struggle to process and place the children, mostly between the ages of 11 and 17, into facilities that can care for them.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Augusta, Sicily.

Source: Al Jazeera