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Less than 3% of five million Syrian refugees resettled in rich countries

A new report published by Oxfam shows that a lack of political will and a rise in xenophobia have driven a backlash against refugees in many countries, while the arrival of Syrian refugees has been delayed in some countries because of lengthy processes, security screenings, and an increasingly hostile political climate.

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.

Syrian children play football in Za'atari refugee camp, Lebanon

Syria Crisis Fair Share Analysis 2016

The number of people in need as a result of the conflict in Syria continues to rise. Oxfam is calling for rich states to commit to fully funding this year’s Syria crisis response appeal and to resettle 10 percent of all registered Syrian refugees by the end of 2016.

Burkino Faso, photo credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Vote on the mining code in Burkina: the power of the people!

Burkina Faso is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa just behind South Africa, Ghana and Mali! Between 2009 and 2012 gold mining represented, 26% of GDP and 45% of exports. The revenue derived from gold mining evidently does not benefit the people.

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