AFRICAN REFUGEES IN EUROPE: DOES BRUSSELS OFFER AID?
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Hundreds of thousands of Africans and Arabs are pouring into Europe every year. It’s like Europe is going through a déjà vu, as the same phenomenon took place from 2,000 through 1,500 Before Present (BP), when migratory “barbarians” supposedly marauded Rome and sacked the West’s most powerful civilization then existing.
I have already forewarned, in previous articles, of the consequences of the dark agenda of Anglo-European elites to depopulate Africa and wage a global conflagration pitting the Sunni versus Shiite Muslims. Such evil agenda will eventually backfire on Europeans, as the affected states will see their peoples migrate in waves to Europe which they perceive as safe haven.
Just exactly what are Europeans doing now to address the onrush flow of colored “barbarians” to their continent? At a time when Europe’s economy is in dire straits, can it accommodate millions more of Africans and Arabs, such as those 11 million that are moving towards hunger induced by drought and famine?
Below is a case report of the assistance given by the Belgian government to resettling African migrants fleeing Libya.
[Philippines, 26 August 2011]
IOM and UNHCR Assist the Government of Belgium in Resettling African Refugees Fleeing Libya
Posted on Tuesday, 19-07-2011
Belgium - Twenty-five Eritrean and Congolese refugees have been assisted by IOM, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Government of Belgium to travel to and resettle in Belgium.
The resettled refugees, who arrived in Belgium on 17 July, had fled the violence in Libya and crossed into Tunisia, where they stayed at the UNHCR-run Choucha refugee camp while waiting for resettlement opportunities.
The group, including nine women and nine children, was assisted by IOM to travel from Choucha camp to Tunis airport and onwards to Belgium (Brussels National Airport). IOM staff assisted the refugees at both airports with pre-departure and post-arrival procedures including passport control and security checks.
IOM also carried out pre-departure health checks a week ago to ensure that the refugees were fit to fly. At departure, IOM staff provided a short briefing on in-flight procedures (pre-embarkation session) and handed out a short information leaflet concerning the reception and accommodation upon arrival in Belgium.
According to IOM Brussels, which organized the resettlement in close coordination with the Government of Belgium and UNHCR, the resettled refugees will be assisted by the Federal agency for the reception of asylum seekers (Fedasil), which is providing shelter and by the NGOs Caritas and Convivium, which will provide the newly arrived with an integration course. This includes language classes, educational enrolment and assistance to find employment.
This is the second time Belgium responds to an international request for refugee resettlement. In 2009, Belgium resettled 47 refugees from Iraq.
"These persons are in need of protection, I am proud that Belgium, like other European Countries, is taking up its responsibilities. Protecting those in need is not only an international obligation but it is our moral duty," says Belgium's State Secretary for Migration and Asylum Policy Melchior Wathelet.
This resettlement project is funded by the European Refugee fund (ERF). Other EU Member states such as the Netherlands, Ireland and Portugal are also taking part in this resettlement programme.
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