One of the largest humanitarian disasters of the last century is that of the refugees. Refugees are people who, as a result of wars, revolutions or political persecution, are forced to seek refuge outside their country. The problem is that most of the countries they go to are bordering, small, poor countries with insufficient resources to accommodate so many people. As a result, these countries use refugee camps as a solution for the problem. In these camps, such as Zaatari in Jordan, it is very difficult for a refugee to be allowed to leave in order to become part of the society of the country. As is evident, the goal is social inclusion, that refugees can live outside the camps under the same conditions as ordinary citizens.

 

Europe has the space and the resources to take on all these people but lacks in will and choose the camps and the closure of borders. For this reason, it is necessary to make European society aware of the situation of these people in order to act through politics. So far, many initiatives have emerged, although it seems that no one has managed to reach our conscience. Therefore, it is thought that a campaign that shows the reality of a refugee camp through a 24-hour live video transmission through the installation of modular LED screens in public spaces could work. The idea is to raise awareness through empathy and understanding through information. The information is the reality, it is crude, it is shocking, and it is uncomfortable, but it is necessary in a world in which there are practically no other alternatives, for that reason, the campaign is at the same time a critique of itself. The screens would be located in central and crowded places of European cities for several days.

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Miguel Giner