Concern raised over European right-wing body launching refugee aid NGO in Lebanon
Activists and journalists have warned against an NGO that has been launched in Lebanon by extremist right-wing European and North-American white-nationalist movement, which is believed to have funded xenophobic agenda in the past.
People believe the Identitarian Movement launched Alternative Help Association (AHA) in their fight against open borders under the pretense of supporting refugees.
A German film producer, Emily Dische-Becker, said on her social media that the group is helping refugees in their countries to prevent them from going to Europe. Becker said the organization is established to cover-up for xenophobic activities in Europe.
Syrian-Canadian writer Yazan al-Saadi said in a Facebook post the movement is helping refugees in an effort to prompt European countries to start sending them back home.
The organization’s goal is to help them create a future within their homelands because they believe that migration to Europe is not a solution to the crisis, according to their official website.
On their Facebook page, AHA states that through the Lebanon project they have been able to support Syrian families with $50 per month. Last year, the movement raised more than £50,000 in order to disturb vessels saving refuges.