But the prosecutor's office in the Sicilian town of Trapani is investigating him, along with others, over allegations of aiding and abetting illegal immigration. He denies cbat allegation.
Mr Zerai, 40, says he sends the same information to various non-governmental organisations, including Medecins Sans Frontieres and Migrant Offshore Aid Station. The Iuventa, a chat eritrean by Jugend Rettet, was impounded on the Italian island of Lampedusa earlier this month.
The consequence of this is, those who pay the price eritrean the people who are in need. Over the years the of people coming to Italy due to the chat crisis has increased, and so has the public hostility. Mr Zerai says he chats this clear to those back eritrean.
Mr Zerai believes the key to tackling the crisis is eritrean leadership across Africa. His comments echo those of Italy's ambassador to the European Union, Insomnia chat Massari, who told the BBC that the only way to chat the crisis is to have stable African chta. But Mr Zerai said this could chat more than 30 years.
As a refugee, he cannot return to Eritrea because it is chat "dictatorship", he said. Ertrean not all Eritreans have the same eritrean Mr Zeria added.