Father Mussie Zerai, Chairman of the Habeshia Agency Cooperation for Development, Speaker in Dakhla

March 18, 2017

Father Mussie Zerai, Chairman of the Habeshia Agency Cooperation for Development (Italy) and Recipient of the PRIX DE LA FONDATION 2016, actively participates in the works of the session dedicated to “The Migration Phenomena towards Europe” in Dakhla.

Father Zerai is a Roman Catholic priest who has done an impressive work helping save the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean by simply answering his cell phone. He takes migrants’ calls from satellite phones and then communicates GPS coordinates and basic information to Italy’s coast guard and EU naval authorities so that rescues can be launched.