Who really shoulders the bulk of responsibility for refugees and asylum seekers?
Close to four million refugees and asylum seekers have fled from one conflict zone to another, Oxfam said today ahead of two summits on migration in New York next week.
With more people fleeing violence and persecution now than at any time since records began, governments must make firm commitments at two major summits in New York to share their international responsibilities more equally, and to offer all refugees a safer future.
The latest data estimates that more than 10 million people – around half of all the refugees worldwide – are “minors” (that is children under 18-years-old). At the same time, nearly 100,000 children who lodged an asylum request were unaccompanied.
The number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children arriving to Europe through Italy has doubled this year and Europe is failing to properly support them, a new Oxfam report reveals.
Since 2009, millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin have been affected by a conflict originating in Nigeria. Over 2.6 million people have been displaced by the violence of Boko Haram, and subsequent military operations. This paper aims to give voice to them and calls for help.
The six wealthiest nations host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries shoulder most of the responsibility.
In the first live Glastonbury album of its kind, world-famous musicians will collaborate with the world’s best-loved festival and Oxfam to Stand As One with people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty. Pre-order the album here.
"Let Me In" is the cornerstone of Alicia Keys' We Are Here cultural movement’s campaign to shine a spotlight on the refugee crisis. The short film is a powerful message aimed at raising awareness and supporting We Are Here member organizations Oxfam, Care, and War Child’s ongoing work with people forced to flee their homes.
This research project aimed to improve Oxfam’s understanding of the protection and livelihood challenges faced by refugees from Syria as well as the protection concerns arising from the coping strategies used to try to meet those challenges.