Lebanon is welcoming over 1 million Syrian refugees but is struggling to cope. Many refugees struggle to register in the country and cannot legally work. We are calling for urgent and immediate action to help alleviate their suffering.
The impact of the Syria crisis on Lebanon is immense and multidimensional. This report is the result of research by Oxfam and the American University, Beirut in an effort to gain a better insight into the lives and struggles of poor Lebanese households alongside Syrian and Palestinian refugee populations in Lebanon.
Right now desperate to escape the brutal conflict in Syria, hundreds of thousands of families have been forced to flee to neighboring countries and further afield. Watch Bill Nighy explain what we are doing to help and what your support can do to help reach even more people.
With the latest figures showing that over the last 15 years at least 31,000 people have died or gone missing while trying to reach Europe, the EU must let human rights be the focus at Valletta and not prioritize the EU's own agenda of tightened borders and increased state security.
EU and African leaders neet to use the Valletta summit to address the causes forcing people to flee their homes if the meeting is to benefit the populations of the African countries taking part. The EU must let human rights be the focus at Valletta and not prioritize the EU's own agenda of tightened borders and increased state security.
Millions of people are being forced to flee their homes, risking everything to escape conflict and disaster. We are working in nine of the ten top refugee source countries as well as in refugee host countries. We urgently need your help to reach people in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and in Europe.
With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, the four million people forced to flee the country have no foreseeable prospect of safe return. And as the impact of the crisis on neighboring countries grows and aid dries up, the situation for these refugees is becoming increasingly dire. This briefing calls for a new approach by the international community.
Oxfam is disappointed that the EU’s planned new “Trust Fund for Africa”, intended to address migration, risks being used more for border security purposes, rather than fighting poverty and inequality.
EU leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed an action plan as part of its efforts to gain cooperation on limiting the number of migrants arriving in Europe.
Thousands are fleeing to safety in Europe, including many Syrians, who are battling harsh winter conditions in the Balkans with few resources to cope. Oxfam is there.