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How does it feel to be a refugee? Hear their words

What do you think of when you hear the word 'refugee'? While misinformation about refugees is at an all-time high, Oxfam's ‘I Hear You’ video series highlights the real life, word-for-word stories of refugees from around the world through some of Hollywood’s leading voices. Hear their words and take action now.

The reception systems, which provide people on the move with both accommodation and support to demand asylum, fall way below international standards.

Balkan border closures putting migrants at risk

The border closures in the Western Balkans this year have not stopped people seeking safety and a dignified life in Europe, but have forced them to resort to ever more dangerous routes, leaving them even more vulnerable.

The number of unaccompanied minors in camps has increased substantially.

Closed borders

This paper provides an analysis of the protection concerns that people on the move, especially women and children, face in Macedonia and Serbia following the closure of the Balkan route. It also presents recommendations on how to protect and promote their safety, dignity and human rights.

EU budget deal fails to deliver for most in need

The budget deal struck by EU governments, the European Parliament and the European Commission promises more funds for the EU’s external action, but diverts money from those most in need, warn development and humanitarian organizations.

Approximately 1,000 people are staying at Katsikas camp in the Epirus Region of Northwest Greece. Conditions are poor, with refugees living in army tents and exposed to the weather. Photo credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Gender analysis: The situation of refugees and migrants in Greece

This study focuses on the gender differences in  the situation of migrants and refugees in Greece,  following their arrival in the country as a consequence of conflict, and social and economic insecurity in the Middle East and other regions.

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.

Jalal, 20, from Afghanistan, is in the Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos with his brother's wife Aradol, 25 (not pictured), his nephew Hakem*, 8 and niece Afrooz*, 4.

More than six months stranded – What now?

This briefing paper is the result of a joint effort by 12 national and international organizations operating in Greece. The aim is to explain the current situation for those stranded in Greece for over six months since the closure of the northern border and introduction of the European Union (EU) – Turkey deal.

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