Rosa, 20, and her baby, from Syria, near to the Croatian border. More than 110,000 migrants and refugees have entered into Serbia since last January. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Causing suffering and problems

Oxfam is calling for the EU and its member states to fundamentally change their approach to managing migration.

A group of people wait in sub-zero temperatures to register at the Preševo centre. Photo credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Different conflict, same crisis

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.

An abandoned construction site in the centre of Catania, where many Eritrean boys and girls, aged 11-16 years, have a shelter at night. Photo credit: Luigi Baldelli/Oxfam

Children alone: pulled from the sea, fallen by the wayside

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. 

Lake Chad’s unseen crisis

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 subsequent military operations. This paper aims to give voice to them and calls for help.


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