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NGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale
For two months, using marinetraffic.com, we have been monitoring the
movements of ships owned by a couple of NGOs. Using data from
data.unhcr.org., we have kept track of the daily arrivals of African
immigrants in Italy. It turned out we were witness to a big scam and an
illegal human traffic operation.
NGOs, smugglers, the mafia in cahoots with the European Union have
shipped thousands of illegals into Europe under the pretext of rescuing
people, assisted by the Italian coast guard which coordinated their
Human traffickers contact the Italian coast guard in advance to
receive support and to pick up their dubious cargo. NGO ships are
directed to the “rescue spot” even as those to be rescued are still in
Libya. The 15 ships that we observed are owned or leased by NGOs have
regularly been seen to leave their Italian ports, head south, stop short
of reaching the Libyan coast, pick up their human cargo, and take
course back 260 miles to Italy even though the port of Zarzis in Tunis
is just 60 miles away from the rescue spot.
The organizations in question are: MOAS, Jugend Rettet, Stichting
Bootvluchting, Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, Proactiva
Open Arms, Sea-Watch.org, Sea-Eye and Life Boat.
The real intention of the people behind the NGOs is not clear. We
would not be surprised if their motive were money. They may also be
politically driven; the activities of the Malta-based organisation,
MOAS, by trafficking people to Italy is the best guarantee that migrants
will not show up on the Maltese shore. MOAS is managed by an Maltese
Marine officer well known in Malta for his maltreatment of refugees 1).
It is also possible that these organisations are managed by naive
“do-gooders” who do not understand that offering their services they are
acting like a magnet to the people from Africa and thus they are
willy-nilly causing more fatalities, not to mention that their actions
are destabilizing Europe.
However high-minded the intentions of these organisations might be,
their actions are criminal as most of these migrants are not eligible
for being granted asylum and will end up on the streets of Rome or Paris
and undermine Europe’s stability raising racially motivated social
Brussels has created particular legislature to protect people
traffickers against prosecution. In a dedicated section of an EU
resolution entitled On Search and Rescue, the text states that “private
ship masters and non-governmental organisations who assist in sea
rescues in the Mediterranean Sea should not risk punishment for
providing such assistance.”2)
During the two months of our observation, we have monitored at least
39 000 Africans illegally smuggled into Italy, which was done with the
full consent of the Italian and European authorities.
In October we discovered that four NGOs picked up people in Libyan
territorial waters. We have proof that these smugglers communicated
their action in advance with the Italian authorities. Ten hours before
the immigrants left Libya, the Italian coast guard directed the NGOs to
the “rescue” spot: Full account “Caught in the act: NGOs deal in migrant smuggling”
The MOAS organisation has close links with the famous US military
contractor “Blackwater”, the US army and the Maltese navy. Full account:
“The Americans from MOAS ferry migrants to Europe”
There is a full account about the ships involved: “NGOs Armada operating off the coast of Libya”and how people are encourage to come to Europe: “Death road to Europe promoted on the web”