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Responding to President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker’s State of the Union address, Oxfam said there is no way to end irregular migration if there are no legal and safe channels, and tax dodging must become a thing of the past.
Over 380,000 children under five are at risk of dying from a lethal combination of severe hunger and deadly diseases becuase of acute malnutrition.
European leaders meeting today at the Paris migration summit continue to present migration as a threat rather than recognizing its benefits.
“This is very troubling news, but sadly it’s part of a dangerous trend. All over the world we’re seeing a new rush for land, often with deadly consequences for local rights defenders," said Rashmi Mistry, head of Oxfam's GROW campaign.
Uganda’s open-door policy to refugees has provided protection for one million South Sudanese - the third-largest population of refugees in the world.
Oxfam has confirmed that Voith and Siemens will no longer supply components of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras. The project has been fiercely opposed by the local communities, including the Indigenous rights defender Berta Caceres who was murdered for her protests in March last year.
Another poor rainy season, the third in a row, has plunged 700,000 more people into crippling hunger and on the verge of starvation in the Somali region of southern Ethiopia.
The Tunisian Parliament has adopted a new law for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic violence. In response, Soufia Galand, Oxfam Country Office Tunisia Gender Justice Officer, said: “The revolution is still alive and it has added a feminist milestone to its path!"
France is unlikely to be able to guarantee safety and human rights for asylum seekers in Libya, Oxfam said in reaction to French plans to set up a processing centre in Libya for asylum seekers in the North-African country.
A British High Court decision that UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia can continue gives ministers free reign to sell arms to countries even where there is clear evidence they are breaching international humanitarian law.