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Oxfam's humanitarian response in Greece

Since January 2015 more than 1 million women and men fleeing war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty entered or passed through Greece in search of safety and a better life.  We are working in Athens, Lesvos island and the Epirus region of North-West Greece responding to the urgent needs of people arriving. Support our work.

Beatrice* lives in Imvepi Refugee Settlement with her husband and young baby.  Photo: Kieran Doherty /Oxfam

The life of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda on hold: Beatrice's story

Beatrice, 19, fled the war in South Sudan with her husband and young baby after her mother was raped and killed.  Today, she lives with her family in Imvepi Refugee Settlement, among other 95,000 people. She is just one of the one million South Sudanese refugees currently hosted in nearby Uganda.

One year on: EU’s approach to migration is failing

The EU's partnership approach for working with African countries on managing migration has to date failed to provide safe and regular channels for migration or offer long-term solutions that improve the lives of people on the move.

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.

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