The Missed Refuge: 2023 UNITED Campaign Against Refugee Deaths

June 20th Campaign List of refugee deaths

The 2023 Campaign against Refugee Deaths has started on June 14th under the slogan: THE MISSED REFUGE. This year we commemorate our 30th Birthday together with the 30th anniversary of our campaign‘Fatal Policies of Fortress Europe’ .

This is an on-going campaign against the deadly consequences of the building of Fortress Europe. Since 1993 UNITED has in fact been diligently monitoring the fatal results of the policies summarized as the building of this Fortress, compiled in the so called ‘List of Refugee Deaths’, a powerful testament to the human cost of these cruel policies.

In the period 1993-2023 more than 52.760 deaths can be put down to border militarisation, asylum laws, detention policies and deportations. Most probably thousands more are never found. The fatal results already reach the daily headlines: bodies that surface on European shores, stowaways found in the back of a truck, or asylum seekers who kill themselves consequential to hard living conditions and depression for the long and lingering asylum claim decision.

We come back like every year with the message NO MORE DEATHS! TIME FOR CHANGE, demanding for the change in the deadly policies of our continent and for the protection of the human rights of refugees, reminding us also of the beauty of the right to seek for asylum everywhere in the world.

The campaign is ongoing on Facebook and Instagram and throughout our Network, that like every year is using the list to campaign fo refugee rights and to raise awareness about discriminatory migration policies.

#stayunited and #nomoredeaths