International Refugee Day

40555 people have died trying to flee to Europe, most of them drowned or shot at border crossings. Several cities, including Chur, commemorate the deceased.


19.06.2021 to 20.06.2021 at 11:00 o'clock
on Saturday, Sunday
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On the external borders of Europe and North Africa, hundreds of thousands of people are currently living in deplorable refugee camps in catastrophic conditions. The situation is particularly dramatic on the Greek islands. The Corona pandemic exacerbates the situation. This is a scandal. Men, women, young people, children and babies are still dying trying to flee to Europe. The "List of Deaths" collects and documents these deaths since 1993. There are 40555 deaths (as of 2020). Swiss cities, including Chur, are sending a signal against this inhumanity with the "Call by name" campaign. For 24 hours in Chur, various people will read out the names of the deceased and give the circumstances of their death. They write the details of each deceased person on a piece of fabric and attached it to an installation around St. Martin's Church in Chur. Artists accompany the action, which lasts 24 hours non-stop. The event concludes with a memorial service in St. Martin's Church. All are invited to participate in this action for more humanity in the European, Swiss refugee policy. management Monica Capelli, Amnesty Group Chur Rita Gianelli, Migration Department organizer Amnesty International Group Chur Migration Department of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Graubünden reformed parish of Chur place St. Martin's Church, St. Martin's Square 10, 7000 Chur


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