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Batoul Taha, syrienne de 18 ans, vit à présent dans un appartement de Chicago avec sa mère, son père et ses deux frères. Photo : Coco McCabe/Oxfam Amérique

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: safe havens needed for refugees from Syria

Oxfam’s research shows that less than three percent of the Syrian refugee population have actually arrived in rich countries through resettlement programmes. By analysing resettlement policies and practices in eight key countries, this paper shows why resettling at least 10 percent of the refugee population from Syria is both necessary and possible.

EU leaders need to take immediate action to save lives in Greece this winter

Thousands of people are at risk this winter as the EU-Turkey deal keeps migrants, including refugees, stuck in dangerous and degrading conditions in Greece, a coalition of more than 20 humanitarian agencies and human rights organisations warned on Wednesday. EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday to discuss migration need to take urgent action to improve the situation on the ground and save lives.

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

The I Hear You’ project is a video series that highlights the real life, word-for-word stories of refugees from around the world. As they are unable to tell their stories publicly, 14 celebrities interpretate their words. Watch the videos and hear their heartbreaking stories.

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.

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