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Every day, the shores of the small Greek island of Lesbos see the arrival of boats coming from Turkey carrying some 50 refugees or migrants, who are fleeing war or poverty. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

EU “hotspots” spread fear and doubt

The EU must urgently re-think its collective treatment of people arriving at Europe’s borders and ensure that every human being, no matter their status, enjoys the basic respect of their rights and fundamental dignity. 

There are now more than 50 000 refugees currently stranded in Greece. Their situation is increasingly worsening.

Stranded in Greece: the long refugee road to nowhere

Every day, boatloads of people fleeing war and poverty arrive on the small Greek Island of Lesbos from Turkey. They have risked their lives on a dangerous voyage with no guarantees. They are now stranded in Greece, without hope of continuing their journey to Europe. They need your help. 

Syrian refugee children in Za'atari camp make the dove symbol of peace

Resettling 10 percent of Syrian refugees

Oxfam is calling for the states attending the Geneva conference to collectively commit to offer a safe haven through resettlement or other forms of humanitarian admission to at least 10 percent of the refugee population – the equivalent of 481,220 people – by the end of 2016.

Rich countries have resettled just 1.39% of Syrian refugees, need to step up efforts

Rich countries have resettled only 1.39 percent of the nearly five million Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 10 percent of people who need to be urgently offered a safe haven. As wealthy states meet in Geneva on 30 March to discuss the Syria refugee crisis, Oxfam urges them to redouble their efforts and offer their ‘fair share’ of support to hundreds of thousands of refugees.

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