During the height of the Great Migration Crisis in 2015, “refugees” in the Austrian town of Nickelsdorf, which lies just over the border from Hungary, paid for food, clothes, and cell phones with €500 notes that they just happened to be carrying with them.
Later it was reported that these itinerant culture-enrichers had been handed bundles of such notes by agents for shadowy NGOs, as part of their welcome baskets when they first arrived on the European mainland. I always assumed that the NGOs involved answered ultimately to George Soros. Who else could it be?
And now it’s official, but the current method is far more sophisticated: a partnership involving George Soros and Mastercard is handing out prepaid credit cards to migrants, which allow them to live in the style to which they hope to become accustomed as newly-minted citizens of Modern Multicultural Europe.
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Prepaid cards for migrants: Soros and European Union pay
November 5, 2018
It’s called Humanity Ventures , and it is the partnership signed in January 2017 in Davos between the financier George Soros and Mastercard, based on the mogul’s promise to allocate $500 million to migrants in Europe. As stated on the Mastercard website, the project aims to “catalyze and accelerate the economic and social development of vulnerable communities around the world, in particular refugees and migrants.”
From words to facts, because Humanity Ventures is now a reality. According to the Slovenian website Nova24 , which cites internal sources in the Croatian police, the migrants crossing the Balkans would be issued with prepaid cards: “The illegal migrants that we send home, in a few days, reappear to try and return to Croatia. Some are very poor, but most of them are well-equipped, with new shoes and clothes, the most sophisticated and latest-generation smartphones, even weapons. And they all come with a Mastercard without a name but with the word UNHCR and a number stamped. What we do not (know) is from which account is withdrawn money from ATMs.”
Soros and Mastercard
If at the moment the role of the European Union and especially of the United Nations is not clear at all, there is less doubt about the involvement of Mastercard which announced on its official website the launch of the project in collaboration with the founder of the Open Society Foundations: “billions of dollars in humanitarian and development assistance every year,” says the official note. “Millions of people remain marginalized.” Mastercard and George Soros believe that the capabilities of the private sector, together with long-term strategic investments, can stimulate development and transform life for the less well-off. “Humanity Ventures is destined to be profitable so as to stimulate the involvement of other entrepreneurs,” said Soros.
In another official note dated June 2016, the colossus confirms its commitment on this front: “By exploiting our technologies and products such as MasterCard Aid Network and Prepaid, Mastercard collaborates with partners to provide essential services in the most critical moments in the life of the refugees. To date, Mastercard Aid and Prepaid cards have been used in humanitarian missions in Africa, Asia and Europe — in countries such as Turkey, Kenya, Yemen, Nepal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Niger, the Philippines and Greece — and are available to support thousands of beneficiaries.”
Prepaid cards given to migrants
In an interview with Forbes last year, Tara Nathan, executive vice president of Mastercard, explained how the company has collaborated with organizations around the world in supporting migrants: “By creating an offline payment platform and offering prepaid cards, digital financial identification and point-of-sale systems for local merchants, we essentially created a digital version of the paper voucher,’” commented Nathan.
The news leaked by the Croatian police in these hours is confirmed by that interview, which cites the partnership of Mastercard with Mercy Corps, another important “philanthropic” organization based in the USA which, explains the vice-president of Mastercard, “has allowed the distribution of prepaid cards to refugees throughout Greece and Serbia” in the first program of the region to exploit a cashless payment system for those seeking security in Europe. “The model,” observes Nathan, “allows refugees to buy goods more efficiently without spending too much.”
All this for what purpose? As Soros himself explained, Humanity Ventures is destined to be a profitable business…
Hat tips: For the video, Vlad Tepes; for the English-language articles, Reader From Chicago and JD.