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One year on: EU’s approach to migration is failing

The EU's partnership approach for working with African countries on managing migration has to date failed to provide safe and regular channels for migration or offer long-term solutions that improve the lives of people on the move.

In 2015, nearly a million people crossed the Aegean fleeing persecution or seeking a better life. Photo: Oxfam

Dear family: how European migration policies are keeping families apart

This report identifies the impact of European migration policies on family unity and the well-being of people stranded in Greece. It calls on the governments of Greece and other EU member states to protect the right to family life of refugees and anyone who applies for international protection.

Mariam*, 5, from Raqqa in Syria, walks with her mother through an informal settlement for Syrian refugees near the town of Baalbek in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, on January 26, 2016. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

‘We’re not there yet...’ Voices of refugees from Syria in Lebanon

This report presents the results of Oxfam’s research project which looked at the perceptions and expectations of refugees in Lebanon.  It aims to open up discussion on lasting solutions that will allow refugees to influence the decisions being made and to define concepts of safe and dignified living. 

Making aid to Jordan and Lebanon work

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. 

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