Effort to block Med NGOs
Fears of confrontation at sea.
Far-Right group sends ship to Mediterranean to confront ‘criminal’ rescue vessels and block migrants
By Nick Squires
An extreme Right-wing organisation is sending a boat to the Mediterranean to try to stop the exodus of migrants from North Africa to Europe and confront what it calls the “criminal NGOs” who rescue them.
Defend Europe intends to launch a vigilante-style mission off the coast of Libya, blocking migrants and taking on the dozen or so humanitarian organisations who pluck desperate asylum seekers from sinking boats and dinghies.
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