Aid agencies encourage migrants in the Med, says Italian senator: Official accuses relief organisations of providing a ‘public transport’ service which ‘enriches’ people traffickers

An Italian senator has accused relief organisations rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean of operating a ‘public transport’ service that is ‘enriching’ people traffickers.

Lucio Malan said aid agencies and charities running rescue ships should stop bringing them to his country and take them to the nearest coast instead.

h/t Marvin