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

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  • Brett_McS

    The Madness of Brussels.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    One pin is all you need…

  • Observer

    Most of these “aid” nonprofit groups get government financing based upon the number of people they “help” so out of self-interest they will do anything they can to increase those numbers.

    They may claim it is out of moral justification but ultimately they do it for personal gain.

    Cut off the tax payer funding of these groups and they will decrease the amount of help they provide to these illegal migrants in trying to evade the law.

    • vimy

      They have to keep an eye on their profit margins after all.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If human trafficking is illegal, why aren’t these organizations hauled into court?

  • Alain

    Yeah, there is no doubt that this is happening, but the solution is one that the EU refuses to use: eliminate the market by closing the borders.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      The EU is run by lunatics.

  • John

    There’s probably far more money in smuggling people than in smuggling drugs. Imagine where this is going to go in just another two or three years.

  • Reader

    What exactly has been painted on the front of that rubber boat?