The vessel was detained in the port of Palermo for 11 hours for an inspection the NGO Seawatch International called "arbitrary."
Over 12,000 people were left homeless after fires on Tuesday and Wednesday gutted the Moria camp in the midst of a coronavirus lockdown.
Berlin and Paris announced on Thursday that they will welcome unaccompanied minors following a devastating fire at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. They urged other member states to follow suit.
The move aimed to relieve some of the severe overcrowding at the centre, although it remains hugely oversubscribed.
Five years ago, the picture of three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach shocked the world. Nevertheless, refugee and migrant children are "often worse off" now than in 2015, says Save the Children.
The migrants were believed to have recently entered the country when the crash happened, according to police.
Filippo Grandi says refugees who live in a precarious situation are likely to be among the first to suffer, if the pandemic causes a global recession.
Europe is reeling from the news of the US president's flight ban. Ursula's planned trip to Greece is put on hold due to coronavirus and at 100 days in office, we look at Team Ursula's foreign policy performance.