Tower Hamlets in London

Understanding Bank De-Risking and its Effects on Financial Inclusion

De-risking’ refers to financial institutions closing the accounts of clients perceived as high risk for money laundering or terrorist financing abuse, namely money service businesses, non-profit organizations, correspondent banks and foreign embassies. This report explores the linkages between bank de-risking and the ascendance of the risk-based approach to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). 

Ahmad Mohmammad, Syrian refugee from Homs, holds his 6-month-old baby, in Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

From Syria to Zaatari glimpses of refugees in Jordan

Zaatari camp in Jordan, is home to around 80,000 Syrian refugees. Half of the camp's residents are under 18. Oxfam helps some 25,000 of Zaatari's residents by providing drinking water, toilets and showers, community centers, hygiene promotion and waste collection.

Failing Syria

Failing Syria

This report reviews what real effects the UNSC Resolutions have had on protection of civilians, humanitarian access, increases in international aid contributions, and political solutions.

Fadia and one of her two children, Syrian refugee in Lebanon. Photo: Joelle Bassoul/Oxfam

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: Another winter away from home

Oxfam is helping refugee families from Syria face another harsh winter in Lebanon, like in Bouday, a small town in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley where several informal settlements have been set up by refugees fleeing Syria’s war.


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