The International Organization for Migration described Sunday’s incident as “the worst shipwreck in years.”
Unaccompanied migrant children are being sent to a repurposed warehouse in Arizona and military bases in California, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Many are being held in a stadium in the capital, Nairobi.
Israel arrests around 150 African migrants who were protesting a new law cracking down on migration.
This is the second migrant ship to sink in the Mediterranean this month.