11 December 2015

With 2015 coming to an end as an unprecedented year in terms of numbers of people fleeing and complexity of displacement worldwide, ECRE and ICMC Europe will launch on 15 December a social media campaign with the aim of highlighting the importance of sharing our rights with refugees. The campaign is developed under the SHARE-project, with all 90 ECRE member organisations welcome to take actively part.

Every day, refugees are discriminated, mistreated, and denied their human rights. This campaigns aims at reminding everyone that refugees have the same human rights that all other European citizens do. We call upon citizens to share their rights with refugees. During this festive season, let us all be reminded that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

From 15 December, look for #RefugeesHaveRights on social media to share our rights with refugees.

“Refugees have the right to have rights” – Hannah Arendt


This article appeared in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin of 11 December 2015. You can subscribe to the Weekly Bulletin here.