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Feras is one of thousands of fellow Syrians impacted by President Donald Trump's decision to freeze resettlement indefinitely.

How a Syrian lawyer saw his American dream turned upside down

When Syrian refugee Feras Almouqdad, 29, received a call inviting him to undergo the vetting process to be resettled in the United States, he was over the moon. Today, he sits in his Jordan apartment, surrounded by suitcases, his dreams of a better life thwarted. Feras is one of thousands of fellow Syrians impacted by President Donald Trump's decision to freeze resettlement indefinitely. 

EU-Libya plans shine spotlight on European duplicity

European leaders have rightly spoken out against President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and immigration, but their comments also show a large amount of hypocrisy in the face of Europe’s own flawed migration response, Oxfam said today in light of plans for EU-Libya cooperation on migration control.

Oxfam joins ACLU and Commonwealth of Massachusetts in lawsuit against Executive Order on refugees and immigrants

The discriminatory Executive Order bars Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, imposes bans on refugees on the basis of their religion, and blocks citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, refugees or otherwise, from entering the United States for 90 days: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

An Oxfam Community Health Volunteer speaks at a public health promotion event to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in Taiz. Photo: Oxfam

We won’t wait: as war ravages Yemen, its women strive to build peace

Conflict in Yemen has left thousands dead, millions homeless or hungry, and an economy in ruins. But hopes for peace talks are fading and a new approach is needed. Women and girls are particularly affected by the conflict and have a crucial role to play in building peace at the local level.

Rasha*, de siete años, sostiene una manta que Oxfam ha proporcionado a su familia como parte de una iniciativa para la distribución de artículos para el invierno entre 400 familias en Irak . Foto: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Left out in the cold: supporting refugees through a harsh winter

As winter unfolds, migrants and refugees across Europe and the Middle East are encountering freezing temperatures. Many are surviving in tents or makeshift shelters with little infrastructure to support them. In Greece, Serbia, Jordan and Iraq, we are distributing essential items to help people brave this harsh winter.

Less than 3% of five million Syrian refugees resettled in rich countries

A new report published by Oxfam shows that a lack of political will and a rise in xenophobia have driven a backlash against refugees in many countries, while the arrival of Syrian refugees has been delayed in some countries because of lengthy processes, security screenings, and an increasingly hostile political climate.

Batoul Taha, syrienne de 18 ans, vit à présent dans un appartement de Chicago avec sa mère, son père et ses deux frères. Photo : Coco McCabe/Oxfam Amérique

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: safe havens needed for refugees from Syria

Oxfam’s research shows that less than three percent of the Syrian refugee population have actually arrived in rich countries through resettlement programmes. By analysing resettlement policies and practices in eight key countries, this paper shows why resettling at least 10 percent of the refugee population from Syria is both necessary and possible.

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