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In 2015, nearly a million people crossed the Aegean fleeing persecution or seeking a better life. Photo: Oxfam

Dear family: how European migration policies are keeping families apart

This report identifies the impact of European migration policies on family unity and the well-being of people stranded in Greece. It calls on the governments of Greece and other EU member states to protect the right to family life of refugees and anyone who applies for international protection.

Mariam*, 5, from Raqqa in Syria, walks with her mother through an informal settlement for Syrian refugees near the town of Baalbek in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, on January 26, 2016. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

‘We’re not there yet...’ Voices of refugees from Syria in Lebanon

This report presents the results of Oxfam’s research project which looked at the perceptions and expectations of refugees in Lebanon.  It aims to open up discussion on lasting solutions that will allow refugees to influence the decisions being made and to define concepts of safe and dignified living. 

A refugee woman in the Katsikas Camp in the Epirus Region of Northwest Greece.Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

One year stranded and what’s changed?

This update provides an overview of the current situation in Greece, one year on since the introduction of Europe’s flawed migration policies to close borders along the Western Balkan route and return migrants and refugees to Turkey.

The human cost of uncontrolled arms in Africa. Photo: Sven Torfinn/Oxfam

The human cost of uncontrolled arms in Africa

This report provides evidence about the human costs of uncontrolled arms: injuries and fatalities, internally displaced people and refugees, gender-based violence, and erosion of social cohesion and communal trust.

Amna fled Deraa in Syria after her son was killed in 2013 and went to live in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam.

I ask the world to empathize

Worldwide, more than 65 million people have fled conflict, violence and persecution. Millions more are driven from their homes by disasters, drought and inequality. This paper tells the stories of some of those millions of people.

Refugees from Afghanistan and the Middle East wait to register for a travel permit in Serbia

Choosing to Return?

In the aftermath of the rapid advance of Daesh through central parts of Iraq, a humanitarian crisis of significant proportion remains. This paper outlines the current situation and provides recommendations for the Government of Iraq, UN agencies, donors and NGOs.

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