6th February 2023 - MIGRATION IS A RIGHT!
A Global Day of Struggle against the regime of death at our borders and to demand truth, justice and reparations for migration victims and their families
We are relatives and friends of people who died, have gone missing and/or are victims of enforced disappearances along the land or sea borders of Europe, Africa and America.
We are people who survived an attempt to cross borders in search of a better future.
We are solidary citizens who help migrants during their journeys by providing medical aid, food and clothing and by supporting them in dangerous situations so that their journeys can end safely.
We are activists who have collected the voices of these migrants before they disappeared, who try to identify the anonymous bodies in the border areas and who provide them with a dignified burial.
We are one big family without borders and nationalities, who struggle against the death regimes of death imposed at all the borders of the world and who fight for the right to migrate, for freedom of movement and for global justice for all.
Year after year, we are witnessing the ongoing massacres at the borders and in detention facilities intended to discourage migration. We must not forget these victims! We do not want to remain silent about what is happening!
In February 2020, activist and relatives came together in Oujda, Morocco, to organize the first major Commemor-Action. In this event, we chose the symbolic date of February 6th, date of the Tarajal massacre, to organize worldwide demonstrations against the militarization of borders, and in support of the freedom to migrate.
In September, 2022, we came together in Zarzis, Tunisia, for the second major Commemor-Action and reiterated our commitment to mark February 6th as a day to combine the voices of many organizations fighting every day to denounce deadly border regimes and to demand truth, justice, and reparations for migrants’ victims and for their families.
We call on all social and political, secular and religious organizations, groups and collectives of families of migration victims, and citizens of all countries of the world to organize protests and awareness raising actions on 6th February, 2023.
We invite you to use the logo shown above, together with your own logos, as an element to highlight the link between all the different initiatives. All the events that will take place will be published on the Facebook page Commemor-Action.
Migrate to live, not to die!
They are humans, not numbers!
Freedom of movement for all!
Commemorations supported by Migreurop :
10th March for Dignity: Ceuta, 4 February 2023
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