Mathijs Bettens


War Refugee Inequality





Art Direction



The war in Ukraine inspired Belgians to unprecedented solidarity. Citizens opened their homes, politicians cancelled compulsory visas. Yet we’re still much less welcoming towards non-European war refugees. As an NGO that fights for solidarity and justice, 11.11.11 had to expose this unequal treatment of war refugees. When a new Secretary of State was appointed, we immediately addressed her with a visually striking print on the back cover of De Morgen. It showed the tragic differences between a Ukrainian and a Syrian family on the run, by rewriting the crucial elements of each sentence in red pen.