Since being plucked from a packed inflatable boat by Spanish rescuers in the Mediterranean on Friday, Glenn Alban has slept outdoors on a bed of flattened cardboard boxes in the port of Algeciras in southern Spain.
Stunned at the authorities' lack of preparedness, the 18-year-old Cameroonian is waiting to be identified by police and allowed to leave the port, the biggest in Spain, a country that has recently overtaken Italy as the preferred destination for migrant arrivals in Europe.
"I did not expect to stay here for a long time like this. I am shocked. I can't believe it," said Alban, who lived in Morocco for two years before making the crossing to Spain, adding that he had expected a more efficient reception in Europe.