When European leaders discuss border closures by countries on the Western Balkans migrant route at their meeting in Brussels today, they put border security ahead of people’s safety, Oxfam criticized.
Selective border closures and quota for people on the move greatly increase human suffering and clearly infringe international and European law that protect the right to seek asylum, a coalition of 26 NGOs criticise in a joint statement.
Oxfam welcome the European Commission’s proposal a new humanitarian aid mechanism to support people on the move. However, European leaders need to find political solutions to overcome the migration crisis.
In 2015 The European Commission and Oxfam joined together with one clear aim; to tell the stories of refugees and make millions of the world's refugees visible.
In January 2016, the total number of arrivals of refugees to Europe reached 1,167,475 but at least 3,810 women, men and children are dead or missing, lost during the journey at sea or over land. These are not just numbers, they are real people. Here is a glimpse into their journey.
Governments across Europe are planning to divert scarce development aid budgets to cover security and defense costs, anti-poverty campaigners understand.
Despite EU intentions to crack down on tax avoidance, the European Commission’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Package does not do what it says on the tin, warns Oxfam, and developing countries will feel the EU’s failure most.
Letter outlining Oxfam's position and demands regarding corporate tax avoidance and an external strategy of the EU on tax good governance.
Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population combined, according to an Oxfam report published today ahead of the annual gathering of the world’s financial and political elites in Davos.
Oxfam is dismayed by the results of the European summit, which has strengthened a security-led approach to border control as the principal response of Europe to the plight of people arriving at its borders.