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Greens: Refugee organizations act on God's behalf

BRUSSELS. The spokesman for the Green Group in the European Parliament, Sven Giegold, has justified the work of refugee organizations as God-willed. "I think God is good, God wants that. It is also very comforting," he said on Easter Monday to the WDR program "Church on WDR".

Giegold is one of the co-initiators of the "United4Rescue" alliance. It supports the refugee organizations that pick up migrants in the Mediterranean and bring them to Europe. Among other things, another ship for 1.5 million euros was purchased through donations, which is now in the service of the Sea-Watch group.

The Greens politician also emphasized that he does not pray to God "that he keeps us from the miserable climate change. I want God to strengthen everyone who is fighting climate change. ”

Alan Kurdi migrants are said to be on quarantine ship
Meanwhile, the ship Alan Kurdi of the German organization Sea-Eye is further in the Mediterranean off the Italian coast. Italy proposed to transfer the 149 rescued to a quarantine ship with the help of the Coast Guard and the Red Cross. The Regensburg Association welcomed this plan. Their spokesman, Gorden Isler, told dpa news agency: "We would be very grateful for such a solution". So far, however, the implementation has not yet taken place and details are unknown to him.

The rescue control center in Rome sees responsibility for the migrants in Germany, after all the ship of the Regensburg Association also sails under the German flag.

Sea-Eye called for a return to the EU's values, which also included solidarity, states should now not only worry about their own security.

Authorities on the Italian island of Sicily reported that 77 people arrived at Portopalo di Capo Passero in the province of Syracuse on Easter Monday. Local authorities in Pozzallo had reported the arrival of around 100 migrants, according to the Ansa news agency. Among them, a person was infected with Coronavirus.

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