36,000 Humans

We've collected together a few different creative responses to value and remember with dignity the people who have lost their lives seeking refuge in Europe.

We want you to be a part of this story. Share what you make on social media with the hashtags #36000Humans and #SafePassage to inspire others with your creations. Together, we can raise our voices in the name of Safe Passage for everyone seeking sanctuary in the future.

Plant Sunflowers

plant sunflowers

We hope that the sunflowers will be grown in front gardens throughout Bearwood to help us commemorate those refugees who lost their lives on their journey to Europe. Help us honour and remember them by taking a photo of your sunflower and sharing with the hashtag #WeCanPlantSunflowers

Kusudama Flowers

kusudama flowers

Kusudama originate from ancient Japanese culture and are an important part of origami. They are created by making individual petals from paper (we use recycled magazines and books!) and carefully gluing them together to make a flower.

Walk 36,000 Steps

walk 36,000 steps

Walk or run 36000 steps (approximately 18 miles) in memory of someone from the list. You can do this individually or share the steps between a small group of walkers or runners.

Origami Hearts

origami hearts

Make origami hearts to honour and remember the 36000 Humans who have lost their lives trying to escape war, persecution and poverty.

Schools Pack

blue illustation titled school's pack

We have created two School’s Packs for our 36000 Humans campaign to enable both Primary and Secondary teachers to easily link the project to specific areas of the curriculum. We would be delighted if you could share any work that you do with us, by sending a photo or uploading it to social media using the #36000Humans hashtags. And if you’re able to, please post news of your work on school blogs or include it in newsletters to help spread the word and encourage others to engage with the project. Download the Schools Packs below.

The inspiration for 36000 Humans is The List - of all those who have died whilst seeking sanctuary in Europe. We want to honour and remember them. For your work to be included in the memorial of those refugees who have died, you can request names from The List here


No name. Who were you..? Imagine, write and speak the story and experience of people who no longer can.