Italian media have accused pro-migration non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of exploiting photographs of dead children to increase public support for migrant “taxi” operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
A photograph of a dead toddler on a Libyan beach published on social media by Oscar Camps, the founder of the Spanish migrant transport NGO Open Arms, has been called “unacceptable” by Italian prime minister Mario Draghi.
Italian newspaper Il Giornale, however, has accused the NGOs and their allies of exploiting the photographs, stating: “The only real culprits responsible for lifeless children with their faces in the sand are the traffickers, who put migrants on their death rafts and set them off to Italy for a fee.”
“NGOs, such as Open Arms… prefer to point the finger at our country and Europe, which they believe have abandoned sea rescue,” they added.
People traffickers in the Mediterranean sea are allegedly using pregnant women