This briefing note presents a preview of key findings from Oxfam-commissioned research in Lebanon and Jordan and concludes that for assistance to succeed in its aim of helping both refugees and poor host communities there is a need for increased democratic ownership, transparency and accountability in donor and government aid policies.
People who are trying to access the EU are being routinely abused by law enforcement officials in countries in the Western Balkans. Governments in the region must immediately end these violations and ensure safety and dignity for people on the move in their territories.
Violence, brutality and unlawful treatment by authorities on the Western Balkan route are a frequent occurrence, claim refugees and other migrants in a new NGO report revealed today.
In North Nigeria, the conflict with Boko Haram has forced 1.4 million people off their land. Thousands survive in camps or makeshift shelter in communities with scant resources. Looting, destruction, murder and abductions are the wounds of war. You can help.
EU leaders must live up to their commitments to European values in responding to migration and stop copying xenophobic populist recipes, more than 170 NGOs said today in a joint statement.
The EU and its member states measure the success of migration policies by simply looking at the number of people arriving to Europe. They completely ignore the impact their policies have on people’s rights, safety and dignity, Oxfam says.
EU leaders in Malta say they are committed to human rights and international law, but their support for a deal that Italy has struck with Libya exposes refugees and migrants to suffering and death, Oxfam says.
Donald Trump's Executive Order discriminates against Muslims and slams the door shut on thousands of people forced to flee their homes. We won't stand by. Find out how you can get involved to help refugees right now.
When Syrian refugee Feras Almouqdad, 29, received a call inviting him to undergo the vetting process to be resettled in the United States, he was over the moon. Today, he sits in his Jordan apartment, surrounded by suitcases, his dreams of a better life thwarted. Feras is one of thousands of fellow Syrians impacted by President Donald Trump's decision to freeze resettlement indefinitely.
Oxfam is at the forefront of the fight against the worsening discrimination of migrants and refugees around the world. We are part of a legal challenge against the recent controversial US Executive Order on refugees and immigration. Read Winnie Byanyima's message and support our work.