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EMERGENCY Joins Campaign “Stop the Inhumanity at Europe’s Borders!”

Stop the Inhumanity at Europe's Borders!

Razor-wire fences and naval blockades. Pushbacks on land and at sea. Physical punishment by border guards, militia forces and vigilante groups. Detention without trial and confinement to squalid camps. Criminalization of aid workers. Deportation deals with rights-abusing states.

On land and at sea, European states are obstructing and deterring the arrival of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. As a result, people on the move and hoping to find security in the region are subjected to many different forms of undignified, inhumane and illegal treatment.

EMERGENCY has joined 85 organisations to launch the campaign, Stop the Inhumanity at Europe’s Borders! Together, we demand action: we call on all state authorities to respect fundamental human rights and fulfil their moral obligations to treat people in a decent and humane manner.

The Collective Demand

Our Collective Demand presents seven ways to ensure that people are treated in a fair, just and humane manner.

Stop Pushbacks

End ‘Deterrence by Death’

Humane Borders

Justice and Compensation

Safe Routes

No Externalisation

Reform Frontex

President Rossella Miccio Addresses Campaign Launch

Full details of the campaign, including its objectives, demands and members, can be found here.

The campaign is coordinated by United Against Inhumanity (UAI), an independent advocacy organisation established by a group of experienced humanitarian workers and former UN officials.

By joining the campaign, UAI and partners are committed to mobilising action to stop the violence at Europe’s borders, and to ensuring that new and prospective arrivals are treated with the respect to which they are entitled, regardless of their status.