Oxfam welcomes the support shown for the world’s refugees at President Obama's Leader’s Summit today - but what is needed now is to see governments pay up.
Monday's UN summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York is likely to fall far short of what is needed to address the global displacement crisis or protect people on the move.
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 - that is by definition those who are not assisted or represented by their parents or any other adult.
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 the following military operations. This paper aims to give voice to them and calls for donors and governments to do much more to provide 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.