refugee and migrant crisis

refugee and migrant crisis

Nidhal, from Musahak village in Salah al-Din governorate, was forced to leave her home in October 2015 to escape life under ISIS. Photo: Charlotte Sawyer/Oxfam

‘I am determined to realize my dream’

This research report explores the decision making processes of displaced people and returnees in Salah al-Din governorate, Iraq. It finds that against a backdrop of strong family and community support, displaced people and returnees – including women – have surprising levels of agency and self-direction.
Adoum Ismail, a cultural mediator for Oxfam, looks at a highway bridge close to the border of France and Italy. Migrants often walk this road on their way to France. Photo: Agostino Loffredi/Oxfam

Nowhere but out

In Ventimiglia, near the border between Italy and France, refugees and other migrants are living rough, without access to the most basic services. The French police meet children with abuse, and send them back to Italy in violation of French and EU law. Stranded, hundreds of people are unable seek even basic support.

13,000 still trapped on Greek islands

As the two-year anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal nears on March 18, 2018, thousands of asylum seekers are trapped on the Aegean islands in deplorable conditions and without access to adequate protection and basic services, nine humans rights and humanitarian organisations including Oxfam said today.The Greek government should act immediately to end the containment policy that traps asylum seekers in these conditions on the islands and move them to safety on the mainland.

 

With winter here, thousands of people still trapped on Greek islands

More than 13,500 refugees and other migrants remain trapped on the Greek islands in deplorable conditions as winter begins, a coalition of 13 NGOs including Oxfam said today. Oxfam calls on the Greek government and its EU partners to transfer immediately at least 5,500 asylum seekers from the squalid island camps to the Greek mainland.

Container at Schisto reception facility. Photo: Pantelia /CARE

Transitioning to a government-run refugee and migrant response in Greece

Two years on from the peak of the “refugee crisis” in Greece, the Greek state is beginning to take over management and financing of aspects of the reception and integration system. At this turning point, the 14 undersigned NGOs believe it is critical to reflect on our field experiences and provide recommendations.

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