Oxfam has today suspended all of its operations in the Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos, in response to the deteriorating treatment of migrants due to the recent deal struck between the EU and Turkey. The Greek authorities are transforming reception facilities into detention centers, where people will be held pending their mass return to Turkey.
European border closures and restrictions are dramatically worsening the humanitarian crisis for refugees and migrants and a decision to shift the EU’s responsibility for refugees to Turkey would see the bloc bargaining its core values and abandoning fundamental legal obligations.
Russia, the United States, France and the United Kingdom must now safeguard the glimmer of hope that the ceasefire has brought to civilians, rather than “adding fuel to the fire”, warn 30 aid agencies in a new report.
Almost half of Syria’s population has been forced to flee their homes, including more than 4.5 million who are registered as refugees in neighboring countries. This video takes a look at what life as a refugee in Lebanon is like.
In 2015 The European Commission and Oxfam joined together with one clear aim; to tell the stories of refugees and make millions of the world's refugees visible.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Southwest Algerian desert, we want to shed light on an entire generation that never experienced anything other than life as a refugee. Read Fahda's story.
In January 2016, the total number of arrivals of refugees to Europe reached 1,167,475 but at least 3,810 women, men and children are dead or missing, lost during the journey at sea or over land. These are not just numbers, they are real people. Here is a glimpse into their journey.
Between October 16th and 24th 2015, exceptionally heavy downpours caused major destruction in the Sahrawi refugee camps. A few months after the floods, it is still an emergency situation.
Governments across Europe are planning to divert scarce development aid budgets to cover security and defense costs, anti-poverty campaigners understand.
Oxfam is joining forces with a group of incredible organizations. Together we’re calling on EU leaders to meet the needs of refugees arriving at our borders without doing so at the expense of the world's poorest.